The Albert City plant, located on 78 acres about 95 miles northeast of Sioux City, produces ethanol, distillers grains livestock feed and fuel- and feed-grade corn oil. With original startup in December 2006, the plant was acquired by Valero in April 2009.

The plant buys corn directly from farmers and from grain elevators within an 80-mile radius.

By the Numbers


In Our Community

Albert City Employees Give Back

Valero Albert City volunteer team

Volunteer Hours

Employees and families annually log more than 1,100 volunteer hours, for events including the Upper Des Moines Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive and Holiday Food Drive, Christmas Adopt A Family, Adopt A Highway and community parades.

Valero Texas Open golf ball

Benefiting Children

In 2019, the plant distributed $35,000 from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children to local charities nominated by employees, including  Beauty Amidst The Ashes Inc., Imagine the Possibilities, National Fragile X Foundation, Reins of Hope and Special Youth Challenge Ministries of Northwest Iowa Inc.

Valero volunteers at United Way Day of Caring

United Way Giving

Contributes about 35% of total donations to the local United Way of  Spencer – about $48,000 in 2019.

Safety Awards & Honors

Valero Albert City employee does safety check

Quarterly Valero STAR Metric award for achieving no incidents in five key areas of process safety, reliability, environmental, rail safety, and policy and procedure compliance.

Local Information

Farmers Work Hard to Produce and Harvest Corn

At Valero, we work hard to maximize the value of U.S. corn production by connecting farmers to premium markets across the globe.

Contact Us Plant Manager: Jeff Seier