Pacific Ethanol is the leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. With the addition of four Midwestern ethanol plants in July 2015, we have expanded our operations and sales footprint, more than doubling our scale, entering new markets, and expanding our mission to become the industry leader in the production and marketing of low carbon renewable fuels.
Pacific Ethanol owns eight ethanol production facilities, four in the Western states of California, Oregon and Idaho, and four in the Midwestern states of Illinois and Nebraska. The plants have a combined production capacity of 515 million gallons per year, produce over 1 million tons per year of ethanol co-products such as wet and dry distiller grains, wet and dry corn gluten feed, condensed distillers solubles (CDS), corn gluten meal, corn germ, corn oil, distillers yeast and CO2.
We are unique in operating ethanol plants in both the West and Midwest. The four Pacific Ethanol plants in the Western United States are located in close proximity to both feed and ethanol customers and thus enjoy unique advantages in efficiency, logistics and product pricing. These plants produce among the lowest carbon ethanol produced in the United States due to low energy use in production. The four Pacific Ethanol plants in the Midwest are located in the heart of the Corn Belt, and benefit from low-cost and abundant feedstock production and ready access to national and international markets.