Pacific Ethanol, Inc. announced it will implement corn oil separation technology at its Stockton plant, representing the second Pacific Ethanol plant to utilize the technology. In June 2012, the company announced the implementation of corn oil separation technology at its Magic Valley plant. The company has awarded Edeniq, a biomaterials and sustainable fuels innovator, with a contract for its patented OilPlus™ technology, which is expected to be implemented at the Stockton plant by the second quarter of 2013.
Neil Koehler, the company’s president and CEO, stated: “Corn oil is a high value co-product for the Pacific Ethanol plants, provides us with further diversification of our revenue streams and contributes additional operating income to the plants. Our Stockton plant is the second of our facilities to implement corn oil separation technology, and we expect to soon award contracts for our two other Pacific Ethanol plants.”