VeraSun Albion hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony

By Bryan Sims | May 09, 2008
Web exclusive posted May 30, 2008 at 4:13 p.m. CST

VeraSun Energy Corp. held a ribbon cutting and open house for its 110 MMgy ethanol production facility in Albion, Neb., on May 29.

The celebration at VeraSun Albion focused on the power of partnership, recognizing those who contributed to the success of the project and for leaving a legacy of creating energy diversity and economic benefits for the communities of Boone County, Neb.

Speakers at the event included Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and VeraSun Founder and Chief Executive Officer Don Endres, as well as other city and state officials and representatives from ethanol organizations.

VeraSun Albion began production in October 2007. VeraSun announced it would acquire the facility from ASAlliances Biofuels LLC in July 2007. The plant is one of 11 VeraSun ethanol plants currently in operation. The company has an annual production capacity of more than one billion gallons, making VeraSun one of the largest ethanol producers in the U.S. In addition to 110 million gallons of ethanol, the Albion plant will process approximately 39 million bushels of corn to produce 350,000 tons of dried distillers grains for livestock feed.