Low Carbon Biofuels to Be Produced from Solar, MVR, Mitsubishi Zebrex™ Membrane Dehydration System and other Technology and Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Aemetis Ethanol Plant

CUPERTINO, CA – June 14, 2021 – Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) signed a biofuels offtake agreement with international renewable fuels supplier Murex, LLC for an estimated $200 million of low carbon biofuels to be delivered during 2021 to 2023.

Founded 30 years ago and based in Plano, Texas, Murex is a renewable fuels terminal, marketing, logistics, and supply company with operations and assets throughout North America.  The terms of the agreement provide that the fuel and the related Low Carbon Fuel Standard and Renewable Fuel Standard Credits will be sold at a fixed discount to the market price at the time of delivery.

“By deploying exciting new technologies to significantly reduce the carbon intensity of traditional renewable fuels, Aemetis has demonstrated its expertise in the management of complex projects to meet the high standards required by California regulators and customers,” said Robert Wright, President of Murex, LLC.  “Murex is uniquely positioned to maximize the value of these low carbon fuels through our extensive railcar and terminal network, including access to markets beyond California as low carbon fuel standard regulations are adopted in other states and countries.”

“As we implement significant energy efficiency upgrades to our Keyes, California biorefinery, Aemetis is excited to partner with Murex, a world-class organization with deep expertise and global reach in the renewable fuels sector,” said Andy Foster, President of Aemetis Advanced Fuels, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aemetis, Inc.   “By converting our Keyes plant to utilize solar and other low or below zero carbon intensity energy sources instead of high carbon intensity petroleum natural gas, we will produce lower CI renewable fuel and significantly reduce the carbon footprint of our biorefinery.  The solar microgrid with battery storage will help power the Mitsubishi ZEBREX™ Membrane Dehydration System, a mechanical vapor recompression system, and allow additional energy efficiency upgrades,” added Foster.

“Our goal is to eliminate the use of petroleum natural gas in our plant as these upgrade projects are completed over the next 12 months,” said Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO of Aemetis.  “Once our Keyes plant is converted from utilizing petroleum natural gas to renewable electricity, coupled with negative carbon intensity dairy RNG and carbon sequestration, the plant may produce the lowest carbon intensity ethanol in the world.  The Murex team will play a key role in our strategy to expand market reach and diversification for our low carbon intensity ethanol,” noted McAfee.

The Aemetis plant upgrades are supported by $16.7 million of grants from the California Energy Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric Company.

 

June 28th, 2021

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PLANO, TX – May 3, 2018 – Murex LLC (Murex) and Cetane Energy, LLC (Cetane) have agreed to a major capacity expansion which will more than double the existing throughput of the Cetane crude oil trans-loading facility in Carlsbad, New Mexico serving the Permian and Delaware Basins. Capital improvements, which will be completed Q3 2018 include a 100,000 barrel tank, additional Lease Automated Custody Transfer (LACT) units for offloading trucks, expansion of the existing railcar loading rack, and road improvements.

The facility includes more than 18,000 feet of rail track to accommodate unit train loading at the facility. The expansion will allow the facility to load up to 110 cars in one day, or 75,000 barrels of oil per day. Cetane also accommodates substantial transloading of sand, and segregated entry and exit lanes for crude oil will alleviate any congestion between commodities.

Robert C. Wright, President of Murex, said, “Murex and Cetane have worked closely with the BNSF Railway and Southwest Railroad to increase capacity of the Cetane crude oil trans-loading facility to one unit-train per day. We believe this facility offers a unique, long-term and economical takeaway opportunity for Permian and Delaware Basin crude oil production. We look forward to further expanding the Carlsbad facility to meet the distribution needs of our suppliers.”

If interested in working with Murex or inquiring about third party shipping space at the facility, please contact Jeremy Mall, Director – Company Development, at 972-702-9670.

May 3rd, 2018

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PLANO, TX – April 10, 2018 – Dennis Stanko has joined Murex as Manager of Refined Products, focusing on growing their domestic refined products book.

Stanko has a background of nearly 20 years in the energy industry, with leadership roles at Valero, NuStar, VP Racing Fuels and Musket.  He was also an entrepreneur and business owner while in San Antonio.

Robert C. Wright, President and CEO of Murex said, “We are excited about adding Dennis Stanko to our Murex family. We are confident about the growth, opportunities and added value of his experience and track record. The best is yet to come for Murex.”

For any refined products needs or inquiries please reach out to Dennis directly at dstanko@murexltd.com or 972-735-3311

April 10th, 2018

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PLANO, TX – March 21, 2016 – Murex LLC, a leading domestic ethanol marketer and distributor, today announced further market growth with the execution of a multiyear ethanol marketing agreement with White Energy. The agreement calls for Murex LLC to market all three of White Energy’s production locations, two in Texas and one in Kansas, totaling 295 mm gallons of permitted ethanol production annually.

“Murex is privileged to represent White Energy in the Ethanol marketplace. We look forward to the success this partnership will afford both parties,” stated Robert Wright, President of Murex LLC.

According to Don Gales, CEO of White Energy, “We look forward to the integration of our ethanol volume with the other marketing partners of Murex to optimize our financial success in the future.”

Murex LLC, headquartered in Plano, Texas, maintains more than 30 million gallons of dedicated coastal storage capacity, allowing ethanol producers access to South American, European, African, Middle Eastern and Asian markets – reducing the growing gap between ethanol production and domestic demand. In addition to domestic ethanol marketing and its focus on export ethanol, Murex LLC provides customer based marketing services for crude oil, methanol and other gasoline blend stocks– more information about Murex LLC can be found at www.murexltd.com.

White Energy established in 2006 is Headquartered in Dallas Texas was founded to build and acquire ethanol production projects and today is the dominant producer in the State of Texas and is positioned among the top ethanol producers in the United States. www.white-energy.com

For more information regarding this agreement, please direct your inquiries to Marc Travillian at 972-735-3340 or mtravillian@murexltd.com.

March 21st, 2016

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DALLAS, TX – August 12, 2014 – Murex LLC (Murex) and Cetane Energy LLC (Cetane) agreed to capital improvements at their Cetane crude oil trans-loading terminal in Carlsbad, NM that will double the operational capacity of the facility. The existing unit train crude oil trans-loading terminal will begin implementing improvements immediately that will allow for the loading of 40,000 barrels of crude oil per day by July, 2015.

Initially, Murex and Cetane installed 40,000 barrels of crude oil storage, 12 tank truck offloading stations and over 18,000 feet of rail track to accommodate unit train loading at the facility. The facility shipped its first unit train of crude oil on December 18, 2013. The capital improvements project will include additional on-site storage, further rail track enhancements, and increased capacity for truck offloading and rail car loading.

“Murex and Cetane have worked closely with the BNSF Railway and Southwest Railroad to convert Cetane Energy from a 25 car per day manifest terminal into a unit train capable facility, allowing for the shipment of up to two unit trains per week. The additional investment into the facility will allow us to ship four to five unit trains per week. We believe this facility offers a unique, long-term and economical takeaway opportunity for Permian Basin crude oil production. We look forward to further expanding the facility to meet the distribution needs of our suppliers.” – Robert Wright, President of Murex LLC.

August 12th, 2014

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DALLAS, TX – April 22, 2014 – /PRNewswire/ – Vireol Bio Energy, LLC has selected Murex LLC as their marketing partner for the bioethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia. Vireol recently announced their plans to bring the 63 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia online in April of 2014. Vireol originally planned to transfer the plant to the UK, but decided to take advantage of the more focused legislative environment and more mature US market.

Peter McGenity, CEO of VBE LLC said, “We are delighted to advise that with the support of Governor McAuliffe’s office and the City of Hopewell, we will be starting production of renewable ethanol this month.

“After reviewing our original strategy to relocate the plant to UK, we are pleased to emphasise our commitment to all of our stakeholders based on starting up one of the world’s most modern ethanol plants here in Hopewell.”

“The Hopewell, Virginia ethanol plant is in a unique position in the ethanol market, and Murex is looking forward to partnering with Vireol to capitalize on their opportunities,” commented Robert C. Wright, President of Murex, on the marketing agreement.

Murex, headquartered in Addison, Texas, markets and distributes domestic ethanol, export ethanol, renewable identification numbers (RINs), crude oil and gasoline blendstocks to major oil companies and regional refineries. Murex is the nation’s leading ethanol exporter, with an export terminal position that is unmatched in the industry. With over 20 million gallons of dedicated coastal storage capacity, Murex allows U.S. producer’s access to South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East. More information on Murex is available at www.murexltd.com.

April 22nd, 2014

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DALLAS, TX – February 4, 2014 – /PRNewswire/ – Pine Lake Corn Processors LLC (PLCP) has extended its ethanol marketing agreement with Murex LLC, originally hiring Murex as their ethanol marketer in May 2012. Per the agreement, Murex will purchase 100% of Pine Lake’s production and move it to market. Together, Murex and PLCP have opened the plant to export opportunities that have allowed higher returns on its ethanol.

According to James Broghammer, CEO of Pine Lake, “Murex has played a very important role in PLCP’s financial success over the past two years.”

“Murex is privileged to represent Pine Lake in the marketplace. We look forward to the continued success this partnership with Pine Lake has afforded both parties in the past,” commented Robert C. Wright, President of Murex, on the marketing agreement.

Murex LLC, headquartered in Addison, Texas, markets and distributes domestic ethanol, export ethanol, renewable identification numbers (RINs), crude oil and gasoline blendstocks to major oil companies and regional refineries. Murex is the nation’s leading ethanol exporter, with an export terminal position that is unmatched in the industry. With over 20 million gallons of dedicated coastal storage capacity, Murex allows US producers access to South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East. More information on Murex is available at www.murexltd.com.

Pine Lake Corn Processors LLC operates a 30-million gallon per year ethanol plant in Steamboat Rock, Iowa. More information can be found at www.pinelakecorn.com.

February 4th, 2014

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DALLAS, TX – January 7, 2014 – /PRNewswire/ – Murex LLC (Murex) and Cetane Energy LLC (Cetane) have completed a unit train expansion project of the existing Cetane crude oil transloading facility in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The completion of the capital improvement project now allows the Cetane facility to load unit trains of up to 120 rail cars of crude oil.

Over the past year, Murex and Cetane have added 40,000 barrels of crude oil storage capacity, 12 tanker truck offload stations capable of unloading trucks in under 30 minutes, custody transfer units throughout the facility and over 18,000 feet of rail track to allow for the loading of unit trains. The facility shipped their first unit train of crude oil on December 18, 2013. Future expansions will include pipeline gathering infrastructure for delivery of crude oil into the terminal directly from local producers, as well as additional storage capacity.

“Murex and Cetane have worked closely with the BNSF Railway and the Southwest Railroad to complete this capital project. The improvements to the facility will allow for efficient unit train movements to the U.S. West, East and Gulf Coasts. We believe this facility now offers a unique, long-term, and economical takeaway opportunity for crude oil from the Permian Basin. We look forward to continued growth and development of the facility,” said Robert Wright, President of Murex LLC.

Murex LLC, headquartered in Addison, Texas, is a leading marketer and distributor of crude oil, domestic ethanol, export ethanol, renewable identification numbers (RINs), and other gasoline blendstocks to major oil companies and regional refiners. More information on Murex is available at www.murexltd.com.

Cetane Energy, LLC, located in Carlsbad, New Mexico, is dedicated to producing renewable energy solutions, and the distribution of conventional energy, limiting U.S. dependency on foreign oil and creating an economy that can sustain its own energy needs. More information on Cetane is available at www.cetaneenergy.com.

January 7th, 2014

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DALLAS, TX – May 8, 2013 – /PRNewswire/ – Murex LLC (Murex) and Cetane Energy, LLC (Cetane) are pleased to announce additional improvements and an expansion of the existing Cetane crude oil trans-loading facility in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The capital improvement project will consist of a rail expansion to load unit trains of crude oil, additional rail car loading stations, and a long term crude oil gathering system from local producers.

Over the past year, Murex and Cetane have added 40,000 barrels of crude oil storage, 12 tanker truck unloading stations, and additional custody transfer meters at the Carlsbad facility. The current capital improvement project also calls for an additional 20,000 feet of track to be laid by August of 2013, which will allow for the loading of 110-car unit trains.

“We have worked closely with BNSF Railway (BNSF), and the Southwest Railroad to ensure that our rail facility will be absolutely state of the art. We have made significant improvements over the past year and look forward to the commencement of unit train service at Cetane,” said Robert Wright, President of Murex LLC.

“We look forward to working with Murex and Cetane to provide unit train service out of the Permian Basin,” said Dave Garin, BNSF group vice president, industrial products. “Today, rail is providing a more flexible, long-term, and economical option to ship crude oil to destination markets throughout the East, West and Gulf coasts, and along the Mississippi River.”

Shortly after completing the rail expansion, Murex looks to further expand the Cetane facility. Murex is working with Frontier Energy Services, LLC, a premier, full-service midstream crude oil and natural gas asset development company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma to build gathering infrastructure for delivery of crude oil into the terminal from local producers. More information on Frontier is available at www.frontierenergyllc.com.

Cetane Energy, LLC, located in Carlsbad, New Mexico, is dedicated to producing renewable energy solutions, and the distribution of conventional energy, limiting U.S. dependency on foreign oil and creating an economy that can sustain its own energy needs. More information on Cetane is available at www.cetaneenergy.com.

Murex LLC, headquartered in Addison, Texas, is a leading marketer and distributor of crude oil, domestic ethanol, export ethanol, renewable identification numbers (RINs), and other gasoline blend-stocks to major oil companies and regional refiners. More information on Murex is available at www.murexltd.com.

May 8th, 2013

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LITTLE ROCK, AK – March 19, 2013 – /PRNewswire/ – Alternative and renewable energy consulting group, Lee Enterprises is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic alliance with Murex LLC of Addison, Texas. Murex is a leading marketer and distributor of renewable fuels, methanol, Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) and crude oil, and has served major oil companies, regional refiners, and producers for more than 20 years.

“Murex has been a leader in this industry for many years,” says Lee Enterprises Consulting’s CEO, Wayne Lee. “They already supply methanol and provide other services to a large segment of our biodiesel clients. Murex recently formed a strategic relationship with Genscape, who was already our strategic partner with respect to RIN Integrity matters, so this new partnership between us and Murex closes the loop of necessary services for renewable fuels clients.” Lee notes that the new relationship allows Murex the ability to have his group of highly trained experts ready to assist with virtually any biofuels related matter, while allowing Lee Enterprises’ clients access to buy methanol and sell their RINs and biodiesel at competitive prices. Lee notes that another major factor in selecting Murex as a strategic partner was the fact that the company has processed 8.1 billion RINs under the Renewable Fuel Standard with 100% validity. “Anyone who knows this industry knows what that security means.”

Murex president, Robert C. Wright, is equally enthusiastic about what this new relationship means to the marketplace. “Lee Enterprises Consulting is the largest consulting group of its kind, and their depth of expertise and experience is really remarkable,” says Wright. “With our strategic relationship with Genscape, we became the first RIN marketer to promote QAP-A RINs, the most robust and worry-free RIN qualification system. The new relationship with Lee Enterprises provides our customers with quick access to engineering, design & fabrication, feedstock assistance, process safety management, appraisals, due diligence, plant sales, grants, and a variety of other services that are not part of our core competencies.” Wright went on to explain that the Murex reputation, with decades-long relationships, provides customers with a clear sense of security. “Moving forward with these alliances simply strengthens and expands upon our role in the past of supporting and educating our producers in any way we can so that they and our customers can sleep at night.”

ABOUT LEE ENTERPRISES CONSULTING, INC: Lee Enterprises consulting is the world’s largest alternative and renewable fuels consulting group. The group handles a variety of matters in the biodiesel, ethanol, wind, solar, biomass, cellulosic ethanol, gasification, waste to energy, and related biofuels industries. The group has over 40 consultants and strategic alliances with top experts worldwide. The group also owns National Business Brokerage, Inc., a brokerage firm specializing in the buying and selling of alternative and renewable fuels plants. Lee Enterprises Consulting, 9903 Brockington Road, Suite 106, Sherwood, AR 72120. (501) 833-8511.

ABOUT MUREX: Murex LLC is a leading marketer of domestic ethanol, export ethanol, crude oil, RINs, methanol, and other gasoline blendstocks to and from major oil companies, refiners, and producers worldwide. The company’s distribution system is extensive with a 2,100 railcar fleet and a vast network of terminal and storage facilities. Murex is one of the top RIN traders in the world, setting the industry standard for early due diligence efforts by marketers. The company is significant in the domestic ethanol industry and is the largest export ethanol marketer in the country. Murex LLC, 5057 Keller Springs Road, Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75001. (972) 735-3319, www.murexltd.com.

March 19th, 2013

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