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Axens receives order for its Vegan technology

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Axens has signed a license agreement for its Vegan® renewable hydroprocessing technology with Aemetis Inc. for its ‘Carbon Zero 1’ project in Riverbank, California, US.

Axens is also providing the basic engineering, catalyst supply, as well as the proprietary equipment for the conversion of ultra-low carbon intensity, non-edible vegetable and other non-edible oils along with renewable hydrogen in partnership with Gulf Process Gases to produce a flexible mix of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel.

Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO of Aemetis, said: “The Axens technology provides high yields of het fuel while maximising the carbon capture and sequestration value that us unique to the Aemetis ‘Carbon Zero 1’ project […} The experienced Axens team has been highly responsive and proactive, enabling our project to move forward on schedule and within our budget expectations. We believe that the Axens technology will provide much better overall economics while having a lower capital cost than alternative technologies for renewable jet and diesel fuel production.”

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