CE+P and Industry
CE+P Tests Water-Saving Drip Irrigation System For Sugarcane Feedstock
Low-carbon energy developer California Ethanol + Power (CE+P) announced its team has planted sugarcane test crops using a water-saving drip irrigation system for its planned Sugar Valley Energy biorefinery and energy campus in the Imperial Valley. Projections and early results indicate drip irrigation will reduce overall water needed to grow the sugarcane crop by 30 percent, reduce fertilizer needs by 20 percent, while increasing the overall crop yield by approximately 12 percent per acre.
Drip Irrigation Pilot Program Introduced To Achieve 30% Reduction in Water Requirements For New Sugar Valley Energy Sugarcane Crop
Low-carbon energy developer California Ethanol + Power (CE+P) announced its team has planted sugarcane test crops using a water-saving drip irrigation system for its planned Sugar Valley Energy biorefinery and energy campus in the Imperial Valley. Projections and early results indicate drip irrigation will reduce overall water needed to grow the sugarcane crop by 30%, reduce fertilizer needs by 20%, while increasing the overall crop yield by approximately 12% per acre.
Sugar Valley Energy Bio-refinery to Address Sustainable Aviation Fuel Market
Sugar Valley Energy, a new 160-acre bioenergy campus planned in California’s Imperial Valley, will produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel for the airline industry, announced California Ethanol + Power CEO and President David Rubenstein today. The project could produce up to 77 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) annually and possibly up to 140 MGY when using agricultural biproducts.
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.