VeraSun wins award, postpones VE30 launch

By | August 04, 2008
Brookings, S.D.-based ethanol producer VeraSun Energy Corp. received an Iowa Governor's Volunteer Award for its outstanding contribution through volunteer service. The company was selected for the award by the Iowa Department of Education because of the assistance that VeraSun Albert City in Albert City, Iowa, gave the Albert City-Truesdale Community School District. VeraSun helped construct a playground, provided financial support for school activities and purchased equipment for the school. The award was presented during a June 12 ceremony in Storm Lake, Iowa.

In other VeraSun news, the company had planned a June 30 launch of its trademarked VE30 fuel, a blend of 30 percent ethanol and 70 percent gasoline, at Olson Oil Co.'s Get-N-Go station in Sioux Falls, S.D. However, the launch was postponed indefinitely.