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August 24, 2023
Industry News

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.

July 11, 2023
CE+P News

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.)

June 13, 2023
CE+P News

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.

June 12, 2023
CE+P News

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.

December 21, 2022
Industry News

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.

November 4, 2022
Industry News

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.

October 19, 2022
Industry News

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.

September 16, 2022
Industry News

Podcast: ABLC Connect - The State of Advanced Ethanol

President & CEO Dave Rubenstein featured in podcast.

August 24, 2022
Industry News

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.

August 24, 2022
CE+P News

IHI Power Services Corp. Expands with California Ethanol + Power in 15-Year Asset Management Deal

IPSC to Spearhead Operations, Maintenance and Now Asset Management Needs for CE+P’s Sugar Valley Energy Campus