Pacific Ethanol Starts Stockton Plant

CALIFORNIA, US - West Coast-based marketer and producer of ethanol, Pacific Ethanol Inc, has started production at its 60 million gallon per year Stockton, California plant.
calendar icon 30 September 2008
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The new plant is at the Port of Stockton, with access to water, rail and road transportation. This San Joaquin Valley destination is home to over one million dairy cows, providing a ready local market for wet distiller's grains (WDG) and other ethanol co-products.

The facility will process 21 million bushels of corn per year, producing both ethanol and 500,000 tons of WDG annually.

"The start-up of our Stockton plant marks the achievement of our goal of 220 million gallons of annual production capacity and dramatically increases the availability of renewable fuels produced in the state of California," said Neil Koehler, Pacific Ethanol’s President and CEO.

"As the largest fuel market in the United States, California will benefit from locally produced ethanol and its feed co-products.

"We are excited to celebrate this milestone with the community.

"PEI's California ethanol production contributes significantly to reducing CO2 emissions as called for in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Low Carbon Fuels Standard executive order," Mr Koehler added.

The Company will hold a grand opening ceremony for its second California ethanol plant on 10 October.

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