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June 29, 2001

Calif. Farmers Look to Ethanol California Farmers Look for Piece of State's Own Ethanol Market

GRIDLEY, Calif. -- While traditional ethanol-producing states are getting ready to fill the need of a huge new market in California, farmers here are working hard on ways to grab a share of the potential profits.

Long before the Bush administration refused to waive California's requirement to oxygenate its gasoline to cut air pollution, a handful of rice farmers began working on a plan to turn their harvest leftovers into ethanol.

If the project is successful, its backers say thousands of the state's farmers, who have been struggling with disastrously low crop prices, will likely follow suit. But the Californians will have to race to get into the ethanol business before the well-established Midwestern processors divvy up California's market among themselves.

``It's a new industry, and if California doesn't get off its butt and get going with it, the Midwest is going to have the market,'' said Butte County rice farmer Ken Collin, president of the Rice Straw Cooperative.

The cooperative's members will sell agricultural waste to a $100 million ethanol refinery near the small farm town of Gridley after its planned opening in early 2003. The city has agreed to help buy the land and build the refinery. It will team with BC International Corp. of Dedham, Mass., to run the facility, which will produce about 30 million gallons of ethanol a year, said Tom Sanford, Gridley's energy commissioner.

The California ethanol market is projected at 580 million gallons, which would be about a 20 percent increase in the worldwide market. The state could someday produce 200 million gallons, said Bob Krauter, a spokesman for the California Farm Bureau Federation.


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