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Sugarcane Ethanol Carbon Intensity Recertified by California's ARB

News | May 10, 2016

Imperial Valley, CA, USA – May 10, 2016 – Today California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE&P) announced the updated carbon intensity (CI) for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol. On May 9, 2016, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) under the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) released recertified fuel pathways from their updated GREET model which evaluates the energy and emission effects of transportation fuels.

CE&P’s fuel pathways were certified on March 31, 2016, with their sugarcane ethanol at a CI of 22.44 revised from 54.47 and their sweet sorghum ethanol at a CI of 30.63 revised from 39.0. CE&P has a blended average CI of ~25 revised from ~49. CARB updated existing CI values certified under the previous LCFS regulation and calculated using the CA-GREET 1.8b model to new values calculated using the CA-GREET 2.0 model under the LCFS re-adopted in September 2015, as listed at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/fuels/lcfs/fuelpathways/pathwaytable.htm.

The low carbon fuel CE&P intends to produce will contribute to the state’s LCFS goals of reducing the carbon intensity of fuels sold in the state 10% by 2020. “The newly revised CI for our sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol is significant as it establishes CE&P’s ethanol as one of the fuels with the lowest carbon intensity,” stated President/CEO Dave Rubenstein. “Once we are in production and provide operational data, we are eligible to claim credits under the LCFS due to our low CI relative to petroleum-based gasoline.”

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For more information on the California Air Resources Board Low Carbon Fuels Standard, visit: http://www.arb.ca.gov/fuels/lcfs/lcfs.htm. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard is a regulation to reduce the carbon intensity of fuels sold in California ten percent by 2020. The LCFS is one of the measures adopted by the California Air Resources Board, pursuant to Health and Safety Code Sections 38500-38599 (AB 32) to reduce greenhouse gases in California. It is designed to help clean the air, protect the environment, and drive the development of clean, low-carbon fuels to improve California's energy security and energy independence. Questions related to CI certification, please contact Anil Prabhu, Manager, Fuels Evaluation Section at Anil.Prabhu@arb.ca.gov (916-445-9227). Questions related to reporting, please contact Manisha Singh, Manager, Fuels Section at Manisha.Singh@arb.ca.gov (916-327-1501).

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California Ethanol & Power, LLC (www.CaliforniaEthanolPower.com) intends to produce sustainable low-carbon energy in California for use in California from sugarcane and sweet sorghum. CE&P intends to develop, finance, install, own and operate a series of Projects in the Imperial Valley that grow sugarcane and sweet sorghum, extract and ferment the juice into fuel-grade ethanol, convert the remaining biomass into electricity, produce biomethane and fertilizer feedstock from the fermentation process residue, and sell the field residue for forage or electricity generation. For more information, contact VP Marketing Camille Soriano at CSoriano@CaliforniaEthanolPower.com or 760/344-1004.

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