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Pixley Ethanol Plant

Recognizing that emmision restrictions will only increase and our dependence on foreign oil weakens the industry and our economy, we partnered with Calgren to plan for a greener and more independent future. Operating since August 2009, Calgren's Ethanol plant in Pixley, CA is projected to generate 55 million gallons of fuel grade ethanol, 400,000 tons of animal feed, and 1.5 million gallons of corn oil each year. The plant is powered by an ultra-low NOx gas turbine generator capable of producing 5,800 KW of electricity and process steam.

As of January 2010, every gallon of gasoline in California must contain 10 percent ethanol. Ethanol adds oxygen and reduces tailpipe emissions - while also reducing our dependence on foreign oil.

The Pixley plant maintains a carbon footprint much lower than typical plants, and production of ethanol per bushel of corn is high, requiring lower corn usage and less energy to process the corn. Calgren has also received a grant from the California Energy Commision to help fund the construction of a digester used to break down manure to make clean burning biomethane the green equivalent of natural gas. All of the products from the plant - ethanol, corn oil, and cattle feed - are distributed locally in the San Joaquin Valley.
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