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February 4, 2021

Brawley Biofuel Facility to Build in Mid-2021, Receives Loan Extension

January 26, 2021
CE+P News

Sugar Valley Energy Announces Sugarcane Feedstock Production Program for Imperial Valley Farmers

“We are very excited to announce the launch of our Sugar Valley Growers program,” said Dave Rubenstein, CEO of California Ethanol & Power. “Grown, harvested and processed right here in Imperial County, sugarcane production for this project will bring significant and sustainable benefits for our economy and our environment.”

January 26, 2021
Industry News

CE+P announces grower program

The developer of a long-awaited ethanol plant in Imperial County said he is now seeking a reliable supply of sugarcane. California Ethanol + Power Chief Executive Officer David Rubinstein said Monday it is seeking formal commitments from local farmers to grow the first 20,000 acres of sugarcane feedstock for Sugar Valley Energy, the new 160-acre energy campus planned within the 5,000-acre Keystone Industrial Complex near Brawley.

January 1, 2021
Industry News

Sugar Valley Energy project pens 15-year contract with Midwest powerhouse CHS Inc.

IMPERIAL VALLEY — The growth of the sugarcane plant which California Ethanol & Power, LLC have been working on getting up and running since 2013 in Imperial County, recently took a major step forward. California Ethanol + Power (CE+P) announced an exclusive 15-year contract was awarded to CHS Inc. to market and sell the 68-million gallons of “Essential Ethanol” to be produced annually by the local Sugar Valley Energy campus, slated to be located at 136 E. Keystone Road between Highway 111 and Dogwood Road in Brawley, according to a December press release. Sugar Valley Energy will be a 160-acre, multi-plant campus consisting of sugarcane-to-ethanol, sugarcane to low-carbon power plus biomethane, and wastewater treatment facilities, according to the release.

December 10, 2020
CE+P News

California Ethanol + Power Finalizes Exclusive Purchase & Marketing Agreement With CHS for Imperial County Project

Minnesota Firm to Market and Sell 68 Million Gallons Annually of Essential EthanolTM To Be Produced at Sugar Valley Energy Campus near Brawley, CA

October 28, 2020
CE+P News

Board of Supervisors Grants Sugar Cane Energy Plant Approval to Delay Payment

EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved California Ethanol & Power’s (CE&P) request for a third extension of payment and fourth amendment to the Agricultural Benefit Loan Program Loan Agreement Tuesday, October 27.

August 31, 2020
Industry News

CE+P Announces Marketing Partner for Its Ethanol

BRAWLEY - California Ethanol and Power announced Thursday it has found a likely partner to handle marketing and distribution of the ethanol produced at its planned Sugar Valley Energy facility.

August 27, 2020
Industry News

Combining Energies to Sustain Our Region

OPINION - My View - CA-Senator Ben Hueso (D-40) - When ambitious projects come to fruition following many years of efforts, it is heartening to note this positive news in our community, particularly during challenging times like these. Such is the case with the Sugar Valley Energy project, a billion-dollar biofuel and energy complex being developed in our own Imperial County by California Ethanol + Power. This energy campus will manufacture ethanol from locally-grown sugarcane and produce 49 megawatts of alternative electrical power for the regional grid, as well as bio-methane (renewable natural gas.)

August 27, 2020
CE+P News

California Ethanol + Power Pursues 15-Year Agreement With CHS to Sell Ethanol Produced at Sugar Valley Energy Campus

(Brawley, Calif.) Aug. 27, 2020 – Today, California Ethanol + Power announced its intention to enter into a 15-year marketing arrangement with global agribusiness leader CHS Inc. A letter of intent between the companies reflects their intent for CHS to be the exclusive marketer and distributor of ethanol to be produced at Sugar Valley Energy, a new energy campus to be constructed in Imperial County, California.

May 24, 2020
CE+P News

Long-awaited CEP project gets a name and a builder

An Imperial Valley renewable energy project that has been years in the making may finally break ground by early next year, according to its founder. California Ethanol + Power president and CEO David Rubenstein said Tuesday he expected to have the $950 million in financing needed for the project by late August, and he estimated groundbreaking could take later this year or early next.