Valero: Plant production equipment not damaged in recent fire

By Erin Voegele | October 08, 2014

Valero Energy Corp.’s ethanol plant in Bloomingburg, Ohio, experienced a fire Oct. 6. According to Bill Day, vice president of communications at Valero, no injuries were reported and there was no reported damage to plant production equipment.

Day indicated the fire occurred in the distillers grains storage area of the facility. The cause of the fire is under investigation, he added, noting that both Valero personnel and the local fire department responded to the incident.

Valero acquired the 120 MMgy Bloomingburg plant in late 2009. The facility was previously owned by VeraSun Energy Corp. Following VeraSun’s 2009 bankruptcy, the facility was acquired by ASA Ethanol Holdings LLC. Valero later acquired the plant from ASA. 

Valero currently owns 11 ethanol plants, with a combined 1.3 billion gallons of annual production capacity.