Tag: Pacific Ethanol

Port sues Pacific Ethanol and Union Pacific for 2017 derailment and aftermath

Port sues Pacific Ethanol and Union Pacific for 2017 derailment and aftermath

November 12, 2018 |

In Oregon, in response to five empty railcars that were used by Pacific Ethanol Boardman to bring in corn feedstock but later derailed after they had been unloaded back in September 2017, the Port of Morrow where the derailment occurred is suing both Pacific Ethanol and Union Pacific Railroad for nearly $340,000. The port claims […]

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Pacific Ethanol Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

Pacific Ethanol Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

November 4, 2018 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol, Inc., a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels and high-quality alcohol products, reported its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 which included an increase in cash and cash equivalents over 2017 but a decline net sales from $445.4 million to $370.4 million for […]

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Pacific Ethanol cuts production by 10% due to low prices and thin margins

Pacific Ethanol cuts production by 10% due to low prices and thin margins

November 1, 2018 |

In California, Reuters reports that in light of high ethanol inventories nationwide that have pressured prices along with margins, Pacific Ethanol cut production by 10% across its 605 million gallons of installed capacity at nine plants, but how much at which plants was cut was not indicated. The company’s CEO said that other companies were […]

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Leadership changes and excitement abound for RFA

Leadership changes and excitement abound for RFA

October 6, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association had a busy week with several big announcements about its leadership. The RFA completed the final steps of the succession plan it announced in July, as Geoff Cooper formally began his tenure as RFA’s new President and CEO, and Bob Dinneen began his new role as Senior Strategic […]

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Pacific Ethanol becomes first commercial ethanol plant to install solar power

Pacific Ethanol becomes first commercial ethanol plant to install solar power

August 8, 2018 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol, Inc. announced the completion of a 5-megawatt solar power system at its 40 million gallon capacity per year ethanol plant in Madera, California. The system is online and generating power. Initial operations are at 3.5 megawatts and will increase to 5 megawatts upon completion of PG&E upgrades to the adjacent substation, […]

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Airgas to co-located liquid CO2 plant at Pacific Ethanol’s Stockton facility

Airgas to co-located liquid CO2 plant at Pacific Ethanol’s Stockton facility

March 7, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, Airgas USA, LLC, an Air Liquide company, announced plans to increase its presence in California with the construction of a new liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) production facility in Stockton, CA. The new facility in Stockton, CA will produce liquid CO2 and support the manufacturing of dry ice used in a variety of customer […]

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Fuels America leaders say “thank you, President Trump” for RFS support

Fuels America leaders say “thank you, President Trump” for RFS support

November 10, 2017 |

In Washington, a coalition of the nation’s leaders in advanced and cellulosic biofuels thanked President Trump for his commitment to the RFS, which “has attracted billions of dollars of investment in first-of-a-kind technologies in the advanced and cellulosic biofuels industry.” They also express concerns about the EPA’s July proposal to reduce White House-approved growth in […]

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The west’s pure-play ethanol kings: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pacific Ethanol

The west’s pure-play ethanol kings: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pacific Ethanol

September 28, 2017 |

Pacific Ethanol was founded in 2003 as the first pure-play ethanol company and today is a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels with 9 strategically located bio-refineries in the U.S., production capacity of 605M gallons/yr., a current run rate of 1B gallons/yr. of marketing volume, and co-product production capacity of over 1.5M tons/yr. (on a […]

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Pacific Ethanol to add on cellulosic production at its Idaho plant

Pacific Ethanol to add on cellulosic production at its Idaho plant

August 7, 2017 |

In Idaho, Pacific Ethanol plans to install cellulosic ethanol bolt-on technology at its Magic Valley ethanol plant as it has done at two of its California facilities. EPA approval for cellulosic D3 RIN production is expected by the end of the year. Cellulosic production at the Madera, California plant is also expected to be online […]

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Pacific Ethanol buys ICP for $76M, diversifies into beverage alcohols

Pacific Ethanol buys ICP for $76M, diversifies into beverage alcohols

June 28, 2017 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol will acquire Illinois Corn Processing, LLC (ICP) from SEACOR Holdings and MGPI Processing for $76 million, which includes $15 million in working capital. adding 90 million gallons in capacity adjacent to the company’s Pekin, IL plant. The plant can produce gin/vodka, ethanol as well as proteins The acquisition will be funded […]

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