Valero Bloomingburg Ethanol Plant
3979 State Route 38 NE
Bloomingburg, OH 43106
(740) 437-6200, main
(740) 437-6250, fax


Valero's Bloomingburg ethanol plant is located near Bloomingburg, Ohio, about 40 miles southwest of Columbus. The biorefinery sits on approximately 65 acres and started ethanol production in March 2008. 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 Bloomingburg plant annually processes approximately 47 million bushels of corn into approximately 135 million gallons of denatured ethanol and 355,000 tons of distillers grains co-products. The biorefinery employs more than 65 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 Bloomingburg plant markets both dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) and modified (or wet) distillers grains with solubles (MDGS).

The plant timeline:
  • October 2002 – Plans for the plant conceived
  • April 2005 – Land purchased for the facility
  • June 2005 – Plans announced for construction
  • January 2006 – Groundbreaking ceremony held
  • August 2006 – Construction began
  • July 2007 – Owner ASAlliances Biofuels Inc. sold site to VeraSun Energy Corp.
  • March 2008 – VeraSun completed construction and began production
  • January 2010 – Valero acquired the plant

Community Activities:

  • Employees pledged or raised more than $27,000 to local United Way for 2018, with additional donations and a company match projected to bring total plant contribution to approximately $43,000
  • Distributed $35,000 to area children’s charities in 2017 from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children, including to Greenfield Area Christian Center, Habitat for Humanity of Fayette County Ohio Inc., Pike County YMCA, Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped Inc. (SATH) and Westfall Education Foundation
  • Holds volunteer events throughout the year, logging more than 1,700 total hours annually

To Purchase Distillers Grains
Marv Abbott
Distillers Grain Sales Rep (Local Truck Sales)
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(740) 437-6200

Steven Schaeper
Manager-Regional Sales (Bulk Rail Sales)
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(210) 345-3362