Pacific Ethanol

Video from WSJ Marketline about Pacific Ethanol’s Plant in Stockton, California. Production at the Stockton was suspended in February.  It is now mothballed. Too much capacity, margins too thin, seem to be the story.

This isn’t the first time that I’ve written about Pacific Ethanol. Bill Gates cut his holding in Pacific Ethanol back in June 2008. In 2007 I linked to a video on the Full Disclosure Network with  chairman of the board Bill Jones, who outlined his plans. You can see Pacific Ethanol’s latest 10K filing here.

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2 Responses to Pacific Ethanol

  1. larry hagedon 22 June, 2009 at 4:14 am #

    It is feast or famine when you compete with a commodity as wildly price volatile as petroleum.

    As oil prices continue to edge up again these mothballed plants are firing back up and many more will be built.


  2. Neil Palmer 10 August, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

    Hi Simon – you might be interested in a new cassava biofuel story on our blog here at CIAT in Colombia. A 4×4 is running on cassava bioethanol – as far as we know it’s a world first! Best for now. Neil.

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