VeraSun to Build Biorefinery in Indiana’s BioTown USA

VeraSun Energy Corporation plans to build a 110 MMGY ethanol biorefinery in Reynolds, Indiana, also known as BioTown USA. The biorefinery will be VeraSun’s sixth facility and will increase the company’s annual production capacity to 670 million gallons upon completion.

Currently, VeraSun has three biorefineries in operation and two additional facilities under construction. BioTown(TM) USA was launched in September 2005 by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and is the first community in the country that is focused on meeting all of its energy needs through biorenewable resources. The BioTown site was selected based on criteria including abundant corn supply, utilities, community support and access to highway and rail transportation. The VeraSun production facility will be located on the CSX and TPW rail lines, and will be constructed with the same unit train loading capabilities as VeraSun’s other state-of-the-art facilities. “We are very excited about VeraSun’s announcement and welcome them to our community with open arms,” said Connie Neininger, White County Economic Development Director. “The ethanol plant will fit perfectly into our BioTown initiative and our goal of becoming self-sufficient through the use of bio-renewable resources. It’s a win-win situation for VeraSun, our farmers and our community.” Construction of the plant will take approximately 16 months. The plant is being engineered by ICM, Inc., of Colwich, Kansas, and the general contractor is Fagen, Inc., of Granite Falls, Minnesota.
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