Pacific Ethanol now producing corn oil at Columbia plant

By Pacific Ethanol Inc. | July 29, 2015

Pacific Ethanol Inc., a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States, has begun commercial production of corn oil utilizing Valicor's corn oil recovery system at its Columbia ethanol plant located in Boardman, Oregon. With the completion of this two-year initiative, all four of the western Pacific Ethanol plants are now producing corn oil.

Neil Koehler, the company's president and CEO, stated: "With the production of distillers corn oil at our Columbia plant, all eight of our ethanol facilities separate corn oil for sale into high-value markets. Corn oil production has been a major milestone for the company, and one that we expect to provide significant benefits as it broadens our co-product mix, further diversifies our revenue streams and enhances operating income."