Valero Energy has restarted ethanol plants in Albion, Nebraska,
and Linden, Indiana, amid improving margins, the
US-based company said on Wednesday.
Valero idled operations in Nebraska and Indiana in June, citing unprofitable returns. Each
plant has the capacity to produce 120 million gal/year of ethanol.
Ethanol margins improved to the point where it became
feasible to operate the plants again, said Bill Day,
We had said when we closed the plants down temporarily
in June that we expected them to be back in operation during
A total of 120 employees work at the two plants. All of them
remained on the payroll and at their jobs during the
Valero is now operating all 10 of its US ethanol plants, with a total
capacity to produce 1.2 billion gal/year.