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. Corn is purchased from within 50 miles.

By the Numbers


In Our Community

Mount Vernon Employees Give Back

Valero volunteer t-shirt

Volunteer Hours

Nearly 4,000 hours volunteered by Mount Vernon plant employees supporting local nonprofits from 2017-2021.

Valero Texas Open golf ball

Benefiting Children

Over the last five years, $145,000 from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children has been given to local charities nominated by employees.

Valero volunteers at United Way Day of Caring

United Way Giving

More than $267,000 contributed to the local United Way through employee pledges, additional donations and company matches since 2017.

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