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Overview
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 approximately 60 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
  • Recognized by the United Way of Fayette County for its United Way campaign, through local news coverage and other community recognition
Community Activity
  • Employees pledged more than $19,000 to United Way, with company match projected to bring total plant contribution to approximately $29,000 for 2012
  • Distributed $35,000 to area children’s charities from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children Golf Classic, including to Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Inside, Washington Courthouse Little League, Junior Achievement of Central Ohio Inc., South Central Ohio Big Brothers Big Sisters and Help Me Grow Brighter Futures (Greater Dayton Area Health Information Network)
  • Held several volunteer events in 2011, logging 1,172 total employee and family hours
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • United Way
  • 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