The opening of one VeraSun ethanol plant is now in limbo since the company filed for bankruptcy.
VeraSun announced that it is indefinitely delaying the startup of its 110 million gallon per year ethanol biorefinery in Janesville, Minnesota but will continue operations at its 14 facilities across an eight-state region.
Construction on the Janesville facility is nearly completed and the plant was scheduled to begin operations prior to the end of the year. Construction began in January 2007 and ownership of the plant moved under VeraSun following its merger with US BioEnergy in April. VeraSun started operations at three other plants recently in July, August and September.