US Valero restarts Ohio ethanol plant; Indiana plant back up soon

18 March 2013 22:25  [Source: ICIS news]

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (ICIS)--US refiner Valero has restarted its ethanol plant in Ohio, a company spokesman said on Monday.

The Bloomingburg plant in Ohio was restarted at the beginning of the month, Valero spokesman Bill Day said on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the America Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting ends on 19 March.

Valero shut down three of its 10 ethanol plants in 2012 as a result of high corn prices caused by the massive drought. The three plants have a combined capacity of about 1.2bn gal/year of ethanol.

The company restarted its Nebraska refinery in February and plans to restart its lone-remaining idled plant in Indiana in “a week or two”, Day said.


By: Bobbie Clark
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