VeraSun Builds Two Additional Ethanol Refineries
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- VeraSun Energy Corp. began construction on its fourth and fifth ethanol production facilities near Welcome, Minn., and Hartley, Iowa, last week, each of which will produce 110 million gallons of ethanol fuel per year.
The facility in Welcome, Minn., will process more than 39 million bushels of corn annually and yield 350,000 tons of dried distillers grain. It will employ 50 local workers and construction is expected to take 16 months.
Once both facilities are completed, the company will have a production capacity of 560 million gallons of ethanol.