St. Paul, Minnesota [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] US BioEnergy Corporation announced that its Albert City and Central City ethanol plants began operations in late November and have transitioned to commercial production.US Bio Albert City is a new facility located near Albert City, Iowa and US Bio Platte Valley is a newly expanded facility in Central City, Nebraska. Each facility is expected to produce approximately 100 million gallons of ethanol per year, 320,000 tons of distillers grains per year and employ about 45 people. “This is an important milestone for our company and to the revitalization of the American heartland,” said Gordon Ommen, CEO and chairman. “It’s the spirit and dedication of the American farmer that’s making this possible.” US BioEnergy Corporation, a producer and marketer of ethanol and distillers grains, owns and operates three ethanol plants and has four additional ethanol plants under construction. Upon completion of these initiatives, the company will own and operate seven plants with combined expected ethanol production capacity of 600 million gallons per year.