Aemetis is an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company that focuses on the production of advanced fuels and chemicals through the acquisition, development, and commercialization of innovative technologies. These replace traditional petroleum-based products by conversion of first-generation ethanol and biodiesel plants into advanced biorefineries. The company's management team solves the world’s dependence on petroleum through the development of renewable chemical and fuel alternatives. Aemetis focuses on the emerging industrial biotechnology industry.
Aemetis has products such as renewable fuels, biochemicals, and food and feed. Aemetis manufactures a variety of renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel that help solve global warming and the dependence on petroleum. The company also develops an innovative biotechnology platform to produce renewable chemicals using non-food feedstock. The biochemicals that Aemetis manufactures are being sold into billion-dollar global markets and have hundreds of useful applications as replacements for petroleum-derived products. Part of the biochemicals being produced is glycerin. Aemetis also produces products for human and animal consumption by producing distillers grains that are being sold into California’s Central Valley cattle industry, and palm olein that is sold into the Indian food market.
Aemetis means “one prudent wisdom”, referring to the prudence and wisdom of replacing petroleum with renewable fuels and chemicals. The Aemetis name is derived from the Scottish “Ae”, meaning “one”, and the Greek “Metis” who was the mother of goddess Athena, meaning “prudent wisdom”.