November 21, 2011

AE Biofuels enters renewable chems

California-based AE Biofuels, which just changed its name to Aemetis, has refocused its company from producing first generation biofuels to producing renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels instead.

In June, AE Biofuels acquired Maryland-based industrial biotech company Zymetis, which led to the change of the company's direction. Aemetis now owns Zymetis' proprietary aerobic marine organisms, ( Saccharophagus degradans 2-40 trademarked Z-microbe) that will  enable the company to produce bio-isoprene, glycerine, and in the pipeline - adipic acid and butanediols.

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