February 27, 2014
Pacific Ethanol, Inc. announced plans to restart production at its 40 million gallon per year facility in Madera, California, which would bring the company's total operating production capacity to 200 million gallons per year. The company expects to begin ethanol production at Madera during the second quarter of 2014.
Neil Koehler, the company's president and CEO, stated: "We are excited to achieve this important milestone for the company. With all of our plants in production we can further benefit from strong industry fundamentals and help meet the growing demand for low-carbon fuels in California. We are pleased to be providing new jobs and economic development in the Central Valley of California."