Valero Renewables - Aurora
One Valero Place
Aurora, SD 57002
The Aurora plant, located on 420 acres about 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and just east of Brookings, produces ethanol, distillers grains livestock feed and fuel- and feed-grade corn oil. With original startup in November 2003, the plant was acquired by Valero in April 2009.
The plant buys corn directly from local farmers within a 45-mile radius.
Valero’s Aurora ethanol plant was the first of its design to be built for an original production capacity of 100 million gallons per year.
Population: 691 in 2017
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