29.08.07

29.8.2007: Meldung: VeraSun Energy Corp.: Patty Dickerson Director of Investor Relations – Kroger Becomes First National Retailer

VeraSun Energy Names Patty Dickerson Director of Investor Relations

BROOKINGS, S.D., Aug. 27 / VeraSun Energy Corporation, one of the nation"s largest ethanol producers, today announced that Patty Dickerson has been named the Company"s Director of Investor Relations. In her role, Dickerson will be responsible for developing and executing VeraSun"s global investor relations program. She comes to VeraSun from Ignis Petroleum Group where she held the position of Vice President for External Affairs, Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary.

"We are excited to have someone with Patty"s experience lead our investor relations program," said Danny Herron, VeraSun Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "Her background with publicly-traded companies and legal education will be a tremendous asset in working with all of our investors as we continue to build our national and global presence."

During her time at Ignis, Dickerson was responsible for counseling senior executives on corporate and financial communications strategy and execution, served as a spokesperson to the investment community, and coordinated presentations and road shows for financial audiences.

"I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that are ahead for VeraSun Energy and the renewable fuels industry," Dickerson said. "VeraSun has done a tremendous job in establishing itself as a leader in the industry while executing its long-term growth strategy. From an investor perspective, we will continue to enhance our communications to our shareholders, potential investors, analysts and all other key stakeholders that have a vested interest in renewable fuels."

Prior to working at Ignis, Dickerson owned Energy Direct Communications, an investor relations and corporate communications company that specializes in working with clients in the energy sector. Before Energy Direct, Dickerson gained investor relations experience working with Box Energy Corporation.

A native of Dallas, Texas, Dickerson earned her law degree from the Texas Tech School of Law and her bachelor"s degree in government affairs from Texas Woman"s University.

About VeraSun Energy Corporation

VeraSun Energy Corporation (NYSE: VSE), headquartered in Brookings, South Dakota, is a leading producer of renewable fuel. The Company has 450MMGY of production capacity through four operating ethanol production facilities in Aurora, SD, Fort Dodge, IA, Charles City, IA and Linden, IN. Five facilities are currently under construction in Hartley, IA, Welcome, MN, Reynolds, IN, Albion, NE and Bloomingburg, OH. Upon completion of the new facilities, VeraSun will have an annual production capacity of approximately one billion gallons by the end of 2008. The Company also has plans to extract oil from dried distillers grains, a co-product of the ethanol process, for use in biodiesel production.

The Company markets E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline for use in Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs), directly to fuel retailers under the brand VE85TM. VE85TM is now available at more than 100 retail locations. For more information, please visit VeraSun"s websites at http://www.verasun.com or http://www.VE85.com.

SOURCE VeraSun Energy Corporation

CONTACT: media, Melissa Ullerich, +1-605-696-7228, mullerich@verasun.com, or investors, Patty Dickerson, +1-605-696-7236, pdickerson@verasun.com, both of VeraSun Energy Corporation





Kroger Becomes First National Retailer to Sell VeraSun"s Branded E85

VeraSun Energy and Kroger Offer VE85(TM) at 20 Fueling Locations in Ohio and Kentucky

CINCINNATI, Aug. 28 / VeraSun Energy Corporation, one of the nation"s largest ethanol producers, and The Kroger Co. today announced the opening of 20 VE85(TM) fueling locations at Kroger convenience stores in Ohio and Kentucky. Kroger becomes the first national retailer to offer VeraSun"s branded E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline for Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs). With the addition of the 20 Kroger locations, VeraSun now has more than 100 retail fueling stations in 11 states and the District of Columbia selling VE85(TM).

"We are pleased to be partnering with Kroger to bring VE85(TM) to more than 20 different locations," said Bill Honnef, VeraSun Senior Vice President- Strategic Initiatives. "We recognize Kroger for their leadership in becoming the first national retailer to offer VE85(TM). This marks a significant step in E85 becoming a mainstream fuel option for FlexFuel Vehicle owners throughout our country."

Located in Cincinnati, Kroger currently operates almost 2,500 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states. The company also has more than 750 convenience stores and 650 supermarket fuel centers. Currently, Kroger has 40 locations offering E85 in the states of Texas, Ohio and Kentucky.

"The opportunity to offer VE85(TM) at various Kroger locations is an important initiative in meeting our country"s growing demand for renewable fuels," said Geoffrey Covert, President of Kroger"s Cincinnati/Dayton division. "As the number of Flexible Fuel Vehicles continues to increase, partnering with VeraSun allows us to offer our customers convenient fueling options."

As a result of the VeraSun and Kroger partnership, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will designate four additional rental locations as VE85(TM)/FlexFuel branches, including one of its primary locations in Cincinnati on Glenway Ave. Enterprise and VeraSun announced a partnership last month whereby Enterprise committed to concentrate FFVs around select VE85(TM) fueling locations. A quarter of the rental fleet in these new locations will be GM FlexFuel Vehicles. Enterprise will provide ethanol and FFV education materials and maps to Kroger"s Ohio VE85(TM) fueling locations inside each automobile.

"Consumers are becoming more interested in experiencing the benefits of fueling with higher blends of ethanol like VE85(TM)," said Honnef. "By harnessing the drive and commitment of world-class companies like Kroger, Enterprise and General Motors, we are making significant strides in expanding the availability VE85(TM) and improving consumer education."

General Motors and Enterprise Rent-A-Car joined VeraSun and Kroger to make the announcement at Kroger"s Harrison Ave. location in Cincinnati on Tuesday morning. Motorists were able to purchase VE85(TM) for 85 cents per gallon from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The first 100 customers were given a $25 Kroger refueling card and representatives from VeraSun, Kroger, GM and Enterprise were on site for the official announcement.

E85 is a high-octane, cleaner-burning fuel, with an octane rating of 100 or greater and the highest oxygen content of any fuel available today. The Argonne National Laboratory reported that the use of 4.9 billion gallons of ethanol in the United States during 2006 resulted in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by approximately eight million tons, while the use of E85 alone contributes to a 20 percent reduction in ozone-forming pollution and a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

VE85(TM) was launched in May 2005 with seven stations in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and is now available in Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Pittsburgh. In June, VeraSun, GM and Enterprise partnered to open the first E85 retail location in Washington, D.C.

VeraSun is committed to developing markets for renewable fuels and helping consumers realize a future that includes renewable energy. Consumers interested in learning more about VE85(TM), and where to find VE85(TM) stations, can visit http://www.VE85.com

VE85(TM) available at the following Kroger locations:

* Blanchester -- 1001 Cherry Street
* Cincinnati -- 8433 Winton Road
* Cincinnati -- 3710 Paxton Avenue
* Cincinnati -- 5830 Harrison Road
* Circleville -- 175 Lancaster Pike
* Columbus -- 1585 Georgesville Square Drive
* Columbus -- 7000 East Broad Street
* Columbus -- 3637 South High Street
* Covington (Kentucky) -- 4303 Winston Avenue
* Dayton -- 4506 Brandt Pike
* Grove City -- 5965 Hoover Road
* Hilliard -- 2525 Hilliard-Rome Road
* Mansfield -- 1240 Park Avenue West
* Miami Township -- 6388 Branch Hill Guinea Pike
* Perrysburg -- 27386 Carronade Drive
* Pickerington -- 1045 Hill Road
* Springfield -- 2728 East Main Street
* Toledo -- 4925 Jackman Road
* Toledo -- 4633 Suder Road
* Troy -- 751A West Market Street

About VeraSun Energy Corporation

VeraSun Energy Corporation (NYSE: VSE), headquartered in Brookings, South Dakota, is a leading producer of renewable fuel. The Company has 450MMGY of production capacity through four operating ethanol production facilities in Aurora, SD, Fort Dodge, IA, Charles City, IA and Linden, IN. Five facilities are currently under construction in Hartley, IA, Welcome, MN, Reynolds, IN, Albion, NE and Bloomingburg, OH. Upon completion of the new facilities, VeraSun will have an annual production capacity of approximately one billion gallons by the end of 2008. The Company also has plans to extract oil from dried distillers grains, a co-product of the ethanol process, for use in biodiesel production.

The Company markets E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline for use in Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs), directly to fuel retailers under the brand VE85(TM). VE85(TM) is now available at more than 100 retail locations. For more information, please visit VeraSun"s websites at http://www.verasun.com or http://www.VE85.com.

SOURCE VeraSun Energy Corporation

CONTACT: Melissa Ullerich of VeraSun Energy Corporation, +1-605-695-8350, mullerich@verasun.com
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