VeraSun Energy Reports Startup of Dyersville, Iowa, Ethanol Biorefinery - quick facts

Verasun Energy Corp. (VSE) announced the startup of its 110 million gallon per year or MMGY ethanol biorefinery located near Dyersville, Iowa.

The company noted that the Dyersville production facility is its 14th VeraSun biorefinery in operation, increasing its annual production capacity to more than 1.4 billion gallons.

Construction on the facility began in October 2006. The biorefinery will annually process about 39 million bushels of corn and produce about 350,000 tons of distillers grains for livestock feed, in addition to employing about 55 workers. VeraSun took ownership of the plant on April 1, following its merger with U.S. BioEnergy.

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