Glycerin Refining Facility Operates Above Nameplate Capacity

April 17, 2018
Universal Biofuels, India subsidiary of Aemetis, is producing glycerin at above nameplate capacity and demand for the product exceeds supply.

Aemetis, Inc. announces that Universal Biofuels, the company’s India subsidiary, is producing glycerin at above nameplate capacity and demand for the product exceeds supply. The production capacity of the refined glycerin unit at the Kakinada plant is approximately 18,000 metric tonnes per year, according to the company. The sale of glycerin is reportedly an important part of the company’s business strategy in India.

“Our glycerin refining facility in India is operating above nameplate capacity by importing crude glycerin from Argentina and other biodiesel production countries,” says Eric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis.  “As our plant scales up biodiesel production using the new pre-treatment unit, the refined glycerin production unit has grown to be an important source of consistent revenues and contribution margins supplying the production of consumer and paint products in India.”

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