VeraSun Energy Corporation, the nation’s second largest ethanol producer,
has announced the early startup of its 110-million gallon facility located in Charles City, Iowa.
According to a company release, construction on VeraSun’s third ethanol production plant began in March 2006 and was completed nearly three months ahead of schedule.
The plant will annually process 39 million bushels of corn and produce 350,000 tons of distillers grains for livestock feed in addition to 110 million gallons of ethanol. Full production at the facility is scheduled to be reached within 30-45 days.