Pacific Ethanol to make corn oil at California plant
Pacific Ethanol CEO Neil Koehler said his company was pleased to begin production, noting that corn oil is a "high value co-product" with multiple markets including animal feed and biodiesel. "Corn oil production at our ethanol plants is an important strategy to further diversify plant revenue," he said.
Pacific Ethanol, a leading marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western US, has begun commercial production of corn oil at its plant in Stockton, California.
In the announcement made Wednesday, Pacific Ethanol said it was utilizing Edeniq's Oil Plus proprietary process to produce the corn oil.
"We are pleased to be producing corn oil at our Stockton plant," said Neil Koehler, the company's president and CEO.
"Corn oil is a high value co-product with multiple markets including animal feed and biodiesel," he added. "Corn oil production at our ethanol plants is an important strategy to further diversify our plant revenue streams and significantly improve operating income."