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32-mile pipeline extension gets green light

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Aemetis, a renewable natural gas and renewable fuels company focused on below zero carbon intensity products, will construct a 32-mile extension to the existing four-mile private pipeline that was completed last year.
The pipeline is designed to carry biogas from dairies as part of the Aemetis Central Dairy Digester Project, which is planned to span across the Stanislaus and Merced counties in central California.
The approval is necessary to meet the permitting requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) prior to pipeline construction and confirms that mitigation measures in the proposed project will avoid or mitigate any impact on the environment.
“Receiving CEQA approval for our pipeline project is a significant milestone for the Aemetis project and puts us on a solid path to begin construction of the pipeline extension that will convey biogas from approximately 30 dairy digesters to our centralised gas clean up unit,” said Eric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis.
“After the dairy biogas is upgraded to RNG by the gas cleanup unit at the Keyes plant, we expect to have multiple alternatives to generate revenues from Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) credits.
“We believe this flexible go-to-market approach ensures our ability to capture the maximum value for LCFS and RFS credits and gives us a unique advantage as a dairy RNG producer in California.”