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Valero Renewables-Bloomingburg is located near Bloomingburg, Ohio, about 40 miles southwest of Columbus. The bio-refinery sits on approximately 65 acres and started ethanol production in March 2008. The facility uses a dry-grind production method and state-of-the-art technology to maintain industry-leading standards in production, safety, product quality and environmental stewardship. The Bloomingburg plant annually processes nearly 43 million bushels of corn into 120 million gallons of denatured ethanol and 370,000 tons of distillers grains co-products. The bio-refinery has a nameplate capacity of 110 million gallons of ethanol per year and employs more than 65 full-time personnel.

The entire kernel of corn is converted to ethanol or distillers grains. Ethanol is an environmentally friendly, high-octane renewable fuel produced by fermenting converted corn starch with yeast. It is used as a blending agent with gasoline. Distillers grains are the co-product left after the ethanol is removed from fermented corn mash, and are sold as a valuable livestock feed. Distillers grains are high in protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, making an excellent feed supplement for beef and dairy cattle, swine and poultry. The Bloomingburg plant markets both dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) and modified (or wet) distillers grains with solubles (MDGS).

The plant timeline:

  • October 2002 – Plans for the plant conceived
  • April 2005 – Land purchased for the facility
  • June 2005 – Plans announced for construction
  • January 2006 – Groundbreaking ceremony held
  • August 2006 – Construction began
  • July 2007 – Owner ASAlliances Biofuels Inc. sold site to VeraSun Energy Corp.
  • March 2008 – VeraSun completed construction and began production
  • January 2010 – Valero Renewables acquired plant
Awards & Honors
  • Received a Highland, Fayette & Clinton Safety Council award for an accident/injury-free workplace in both 2013 and 2014
  • Recognized for exceeding its 2014 United Way campaign goal
  • Earned an honorable mention for the Valero Chairman’s Award for Renewables Plant Excellence for 2012, recognizing results across several areas: personnel and process safety, environmental performance, reliability, production and profitability, community involvement, and commercial and logistics performance
Community Activity
  • Employees pledged or raised more than $21,000 to United Way in 2014, for donations in 2015, with company match projected to bring total plant contribution to approximately $31,000
  • Distributed $26,000 to area children’s charities from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children, including to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana; Rose Avenue Community Center; and Fayette County Family YMCA
  • Held several volunteer events in 2014, logging 1,109 total hours
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Pelotonia: Bicycle Ride to End Cancer
  • Mitchell Park Clean-up
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Holiday Food Collection Drive, benefiting local food pantries
  • The Well at Sunnyside, Community Outreach
  • Ohio Envirothon
  • Cattlefeeders Association
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Relay for Life
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Contact Us
Valero Renewables-Bloomingburg
3979 State Route 238 NE
Bloomingburg, Ohio  43106
Send Email(740) 437-6200(740) 437-6250
To Purchase Distillers Grains
Marv Abbott
Distillers Grain Sales Rep (Local Truck Sales)
Send Email(740) 437-6200
Allan Assmann
Manager-Distillers Grain Sales (Bulk Rail Sales)
Send Email(402) 727-5300