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Valero Renewables-Linden is located near Linden, Ind., about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. The bio-refinery sits on approximately 80 acres and started ethanol production in August 2007. 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 Linden 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 Linden plant markets both dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) and modified (or wet) distillers grains with solubles (MDGS).
The plant timeline:
  • December 2004 – Plans for the plant conceived
  • June 2005 – Plans announced for construction
  • January 2006 – Groundbreaking held and construction began
  • July 2007 – Owner ASAlliances Biofuels Inc. sold site to VeraSun Energy Corp.
  • August 2007 – VeraSun completed construction and began production
  • January 2010 – Valero Renewables acquired plant
Awards & Honors
  • Received Best Overall Campaign Award for businesses with up to 100 employees from the United Way of Greater Lafayette and Tippecanoe County, recognizing the plant for its 2012 United Way campaign; received Rookie Campaign of the Year Award the previous year; achieved 100 percent employee participation two straight years
  • Earned an honorable mention for the Valero Chairman’s Award for Renewables Plant Excellence for 2010, recognizing results across several areas: personnel and process safety, environmental performance, reliability, production and profitability, community involvement, and commercial and logistics performance
  • Operated through 2010 and 2011 without an environmental incident
Community Activity
  • Distributed $35,000 to area children’s charities in 2011 from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children Golf Classic, including to Racers Christmas for Kids Inc., Boys and Girls Club of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, Mountie Mission Inc., Helping Challenged Children Inc. and Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club of Tippecanoe County
  • Held several volunteer events in 2011, logging 1,640 total employee and family hours
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • REINdear Program
  • United Way Week of Caring project
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Friendship Kitchen
Contact Us
Valero Renewables-Linden
P.O. Box 389
203 West CR 1100N
Linden, Indiana  47955
Send Email(765) 522-3100(765) 522-3150
To Purchase Distillers Grains
Steve Schaeper
Distillers Grain Sales Rep (Local Truck Sales)
Send Email(765) 522-3118
Allan Assmann
Manager-Distillers Grain Sales (Bulk Rail Sales)
Send Email(402) 727-5300