VeraSun Energy Corporation, the nation’s second-largest ethanol producer, plans to produce biodiesel from an oil by-product of the corn ethanol production process.
The company plans to make biodiesel, normally produced from soybeans, with oil extracted from distillers grains, a co-product of the ethanol production process. VeraSun would be the first company to develop a large-scale, commercial facility for biodiesel production from a co-product of the ethanol production process, creating two biofuels from the same feedstock.
VeraSun is currently evaluating locations for a 30-million-gallon-per-year biodiesel production facility, with plans to commence construction in 2007 and begin production in 2008.
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