CE+P and Industry
Sugar Valley Energy and STARS Technology Corporation Collaborate to Produce Clean Hydrogen at its Planned Sugarcane to Ethanol and Power Project in Imperial Valley California
Brawley, CA (Aug. 24, 2023) - Sugar Valley Energy (SVE), a subsidiary of California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE+P), and STARS Technology Corporation (STARS) have announced a groundbreaking collaboration agreement to deploy cutting-edge hydrogen production technology at SVE’s planned, fully permitted 160-acre sugarcane ethanol biorefinery, bioelectric, biogas and wastewater treatment facility in Imperial Valley, California.
Sugar Valley Energy (SVE), a subsidiary of California Ethanol & Power (CE+P), is teaming up with STARS Technology Corporation (STARS) to usher in cutting-edge hydrogen production technology.
This collaboration holds the potential to redefine the region’s energy landscape and contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future.
CE+P Partners with Life Cycle Associates to Define Carbon Pathway for Sugar Valley Energy Sugarcane Ethanol
Brawley, CA (July 11, 2023) — California Ethanol + Power (CE+P) today announced that leading environmental consulting experts Life Cycle Associates has joined its team for Sugar Valley Energy, a sugarcane-to-ethanol biorefinery planned in California’s Imperial Valley. Life Cycle Associates is partnering with CE+P to define the expected carbon intensity pathway for the sugarcane ethanol product as called for by California’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS.)
Sugar Valley Energy will help bring employment opportunities to Imperial County
BRAWLEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Sugar Valley Energy is a low-carbon sugarcane-to-ethanol and power facility that will help local Imperial Valley growers with profitable and sustainable long-term crops. The facility is expected to be up and running by 2026. It is also expected to employ over 200 on-site employees to help run the energy campus and an estimated 2,000 agricultural jobs. Sugar Valley Energy CEO Dave Rubenstein said that test crops are already thriving in the region and have been growing for over a decade.
Sugar Valley moves forward: Crop commitments secured for Sugar Valley Energy ethanol bio-refinery in Imperial Valley
BRAWLEY – Sugar Valley Energy (SVE), an advanced low-carbon sugarcane-to-ethanol and power facility, has secured letters of intent with local Imperial Valley farmers to grow 12,000 acres of sugarcane to support its initial feedstock production schedule, California Ethanol + Power (CE+P) President/CEO Dave Rubenstein announced in a CE+P press release.
All Hands on Deck Needed to Fulfill Biofuels Promise
As developers of our country’s first advanced sugarcane ethanol biorefinery, biomethane and bioelectric generating facility, we applaud the move by this Administration to provide consumers with more options while diversifying our nation’s energy mix. Approved and permitted for construction in California’s Imperial Valley near Brawley, the Sugar Valley Energy (SVE) campus reflects a commitment to both our country’s energy security as well as our region’s great legacy as an agricultural power.
CE+P to raise capital for sugarcane ethanol plant, CEO says
California Ethanol & Power is looking to raise USD 100m to USD 150m in equity for its wholly-owned subsidiary Sugar Valley Energy, co-founder, CEO, and President David R. Rubenstein said. Strategic players interested in acquiring ethanol or biogas produced by the plant as well as private equity funds would be attractive investors, Rubenstein said.
Sugarcane cultivation will boost Imperial County’s energy boom
With the $1 billion investment planned for the Sugar Valley Energy project, we are enthusiastic about the prospect of growing sugarcane. The crop will be used to produce low-carbon ethanol for a variety of uses including more sustainable transportation fuel. Besides ethanol, the project will also produce bioelectricity and pipeline-grade biogas. At Benson Farms, we have grown sugarcane for almost a decade and found it uses approximately the same amount of water as forage crops. Our local farming community can be counted on to innovate and adapt to future water conservation goals, and we have proven that sugarcane can thrive in the Valley.
Podcast: ABLC Connect - The State of Advanced Ethanol
President & CEO Dave Rubenstein featured in podcast.
IPSC Announces 15-year Asset Management Deal with CE+P
IHI Power Services Corp., a leading owner and operator of power plants across the U.S., today announced it has deepened its partnership with California Ethanol + Power via a 15-year asset management deal to oversee its forthcoming Sugar Valley Energy campus outside of Brawley, California.