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

"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," said Neil Koehler, the company's president and chief executive officer (CEO).