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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 70 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 and 2013 United Way campaigns; received Rookie Campaign of the Year Award previously; achieved 100 percent employee participation three straight years
  • Recognized for exceeding its 2014 United Way campaign goal
  • Received the Montgomery County Character Counts Award for Business and Industry in 2014, for promoting the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship
  • Earned an honorable mention for the Valero Chairman's Award for Renewables Plant Excellence in 2010


Community Activity
  • Employees pledged more than $27,000 to United Way in 2014, for donations in 2015, with company match projected to bring total plant contribution to approximately $40,000
  • Distributed $26,000 to area children’s charities in 2014 from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children, including to Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club, Racers Christmas for Kids, The Arc of Tippecanoe, Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau and Boys & Girls Club of Montgomery County
  • Held several volunteer events in 2014, logging 2,305 total hours
  • Annual National Night Out
  • Annual Meals on Wheels
  • Annual REINdear Program donor
  • Annual Friendship Kitchen
  • Annual Salvation Army bell-ringers
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • 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