Aemetis has completed an additional seven-mile section of a biogas pipeline network in the US state of California.
The biogas unit of the renewable fuel and biochemicals company said that it finished work on a section that will transport biogas from five new dairy digesters, currently under construction, to a centralised renewable natural gas upgrading facility at the Aemetis Keyes biofuels plant.
As a result, Aemetis has now installed over 11 miles of pipeline as part of the 36-mile biogas pipeline network project that should be fully concluded this year. The remaining sections will be installed across Stanislaus and Merced Counties.
“By year’s end, we expect to have built 15 new dairy digesters and completed the 36-mile biogas pipeline network, providing immediate benefits to the region’s air quality and the state’s low carbon transportation fuel supply,” said Andy Foster, president of Aemetis Biogas.
The company estimates that the biogas pipeline project, 52 dairy digesters, central biogas upgrading and PG&E gas pipeline interconnect facilities will bring about $300 million (€264 million) of new capital investment to California’s Central Valley.
Aemetis plans to raise its renewable natural gas production to over 1.4 million MMBtu’s per year of negative carbon intensity transportation fuel.
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