VeraSun Energy Corporation has announced the startup of its fifth production facility located near Albion, Neb.
According to a company release, the Albion facility is expected to produce approximately 110 million-gallons-per-year and is one of three biorefineries VeraSun purchased from ASAlliances Biofuels, LLC in August.
Along with sister facilities in Aurora, S.D., Fort Dodge and Charles City, Iowa, and Linden, Ind., the Albion facility is the third VeraSun plant to come on-line in 2007, bringing the company’s total operating capacity to approximately 560MMGY. Charles City began operations in April of this year followed by the Linden facility in late July. VeraSun also has three additional production facilities under construction in Hartley, Iowa; Welcome, Minn., and Bloomingburg, Ohio, and one under development in Reynolds, Ind.