Valero Linden Ethanol Plant
P.O. Box 389
203 W. 1100 N.
Linden, IN 47955
(765) 522-3100, main
(765) 522-3150 fax


Valero's Linden ethanol plant is located near Linden, Indiana, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. The biorefinery sits on approximately 80 acres and started ethanol production in August 2007. 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 Linden 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 60 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 Linden plant markets both dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) and modified (or wet) distillers grains with solubles (MDGS).

The plant timeline:
  • December 2004 – Plans for the plant conceived
  • June 2005 – Plans announced for construction
  • January 2006 – Groundbreaking held and construction began
  • July 2007 – Owner ASAlliances Biofuels Inc. sold site to VeraSun Energy Corp.
  • August 2007 – VeraSun completed construction and began production
  • January 2010 – Valero acquired the plant  

 Community Activities

  • Pledged more than $26,000 to the local United Way for 2018, with a company match projected to bring total plant contribution to approximately $40,000
  • Distributed $35,000 to area children’s charities in 2017 from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children, including to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette Inc., Boys & Girls Club of Montgomery County, Helping Challenged Children Inc. (HCCI), Lyn Treece Boys & Girls Club of Tippecanoe County, Montgomery County Youth Services Bureau, Racers Christmas for Kids Inc. and Special Olympics Indiana
  • Holds volunteer events throughout the year, logging more than 1,586 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