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Aemetis (AMTX)

Participants
Todd Waltz Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Eric McAfee Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Amit Dayal H.C. Wainwright
Derrick Whitfield Stifel
Ed Woo Ascendiant Capital
Marco Rodriguez Stonegate Capital Partners
Jordan Levy Truist Securities
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Operator

Welcome to the Aemetis [Third] Quarter 2020 Earnings Review Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation.

As a reminder, this call is being recorded. It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Mr. President Financial Vice Inc. of Executive Waltz, and Officer Chief Aemetis, Todd Mr. you begin. Waltz, may

Todd Waltz

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Eric McAfee

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Operator

[Operator first Instructions] Wainwright. from is coming Dayal at today Amit Our question H.C.

AmitDayal

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EricMcAfee

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AmitDayal

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EricMcAfee

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AmitDayal

investors buying offtake agreements gas you? potentially be agreements Eric, supply about think how with from who natural or renewable customers will should this

EricMcAfee

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AmitDayal

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EricMcAfee

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AmitDayal

deployments, relatively? two renewable any running the to gas et Have back smoothly cetera you issues had those the has everything with going natural deployments Eric. Just completed, deployments, digester you've been

EricMcAfee

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Operator

Thank you.

Our Derrick Stifel. next question at is from Whitfield coming

Derrick Whitfield

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EricMcAfee

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Derrick Whitfield

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Derrick Whitfield

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EricMcAfee

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Operator

coming question from today Woo at Ed next Capital. is Our Ascendiant

EdWoo

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Operator

Our Marco final Partners. at coming Capital today Rodriguez question from Stonegate is

Marco Rodriguez

wondering just bit in more five that was little sketched on presentation. could if year out your have time I you you guys Eric, the plan kind maybe a of spend

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EricMcAfee

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Operator

question from have coming Securities. Jordan We a Levy at Truist do

JordanLevy

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EricMcAfee

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Operator

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Eric McAfee

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