The Mount Vernon plant, located on 112 acres on the Ohio River in the far southwestern corner of the state, produces ethanol, distillers grains livestock feed and fuel- and feed-grade corn oil. With original startup in December 2010, the plant was acquired by Valero in March 2014. The facility is Valero’s only ethanol plant able to directly load and ship products by barge, with its location on the Ohio River.

The plant buys corn directly from farmers within approximately 100 miles.

By the Numbers


In Our Community

Mount Vernon Employees Give Back

Valero volunteer t-shirt

Volunteer Hours

Employees and families annually log approximately 1,000 volunteer hours, for events and charities including the Special Olympics, local Ronald McDonald House Charities, a diaper drive for the local Trustee’s Office, personal hygiene kits to the local homeless shelter and the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters bowling tournament.

Valero Texas Open golf ball

Benefiting Children

In 2019, distributed $35,000 from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children to local charities nominated by employees, including Happy Feet Equals Learning Feet Inc., KinderVision Foundation Inc., Parkview Christian Church - The Lunch Wagon and Youth First Inc.

Valero volunteers at United Way Day of Caring

United Way Giving

Employee pledges, additional donations and a company match totaled approximately $42,000 in donations to the local United Way for 2019.

Safety Awards & Honors

Multiple quarterly Valero STAR Metric awards 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: Chris Rhea