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Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) Announces Plans To Implement Yield-Enhancing Technology At Stockton Plant

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Pacific Ethanol, the leading marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States, today announced plans to implement yield-enhancing technology at its Stockton plant. Edenig, a biomaterials sustainable fuels innovator, has been awarded a contract by Pacific Ethanol for its Cellunators™ technology, which will boost ethanol yields by increasing available starch for conversion.

Additionally, the Cellunators™ technology will allow Pacific Ethanol to adopt Edenig's Pathway™ technology, fully integrating Cellunator with proprietary enzymes to convert the cellulosic fraction of the corn kernel to ethanol, enabling a conventional plant to potentially produce cellulosic ethanol.

"Our agreement with Edenig for its Cellunators technology demonstrates our commitment to improving efficiencies at the plant level and positions us to produce advanced biofuels within a corn ethanol plant," said Niel Koehler, the company's president and CEO. "We expect this technology to increase yields and improve overall plant profitability."

In addition to the production and marketing of low-carbon renewable fuels, Pacific Ethanol also sells co-products, such as wet distillers grain (WDG), a nutritional animal feed. Additionally, Pacific Ethanol provides transportation, storage, and delivery of ethanol through third-party service providers in the Western United States, supplying a valuable service to integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers who blend ethanol into gasoline.

For more information on Pacific Ethanol, visit www.pacificethanol.net

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