#Biodiesel Industry Reacts to 2017 RVOs

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the final 2017 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) with increased volumes for all categories as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The real winners of this news are the consumers, said the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) in a statement.  Under the new RFS rule, Biomass-Based Diesel standards, of which includes biodiesel, …

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REG Breaks Ground on Ralston Biorefinery

Joanna Schroeder

Renewable Energy Group (REG) has officially broken ground on its $24 million expansion project at its biorefinergy in Ralston, Iowa. Once complete, the biodiesel plant will expand from 12 million to 30 million gallons nameplate production capacity per year. Special guests at the event included Iowa Governor Terry Branstad along with Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds. ”REG Ralston has been an …

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REG Delivers First Life Sciences Commercial Product

Joanna Schroeder

REG has expanded its offerings into the bioproducts market. Its REG Life Sciences Division has delivered a specialty fatty acid, its first commercial product, to Aroma Chemical Services (ACS) International. REG has been working closely with ACS, a specialty manufacturer and supplier of flavor and fragrance ingredients, to develop and bring to market fragrance and flavor derivatives based on the …

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REG to Increase Ralston, IA Biorefinery to 30M Gallons

Joanna Schroeder

Renewable Energy Group (REG) has announced it is increasing the annual capacity of its Ralston, IA biodiesel plant to 30 million gallons. Once the company’s largest biodiesel facility at 12 million gallons per year, over time it became REG’s smallest nameplate capacity. When the plant was built in 2001, it was a division of West Central Cooperative, now Landus Corporation. …

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REG Gray’s Harbor Set for Improvements

Joanna Schroeder

REG Grays Harbor, LLC is set for several improvements with compliments of an additional $5 million credit facility from Umpqua Bank. The bioefinery is the largest of all of Renewable Energy Group’s (REG) biodiesel plants with a nameplate capacity of $100 million gallons of biodiesel per year. This is just one major plant upgrade investment REG has recently made. Last …

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REG Repays GoZone Bonds Ahead of Schedule

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Energy Group (REG) has paid off Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds valued at $100 million ahead of schedule. The bonds were issued to help finance construction of the company’s 75 million gallon per year renewable hydrocarbon diesel refinery located in Geismar, Louisiana and were provided by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA). In connection with payment in full, the …

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Webinar: Growing Your Business with #Biodiesel

Joanna Schroeder

Fuel Marketer News and REG are hosting a webinar on September 22, 2016 at 1:30 CDT entitled, “Growing Your Business with Biodiesel Blended Fuel.” The webinar will focus on how to grow your business with biodiesel with a case study from Growmark on how they use biodiesel blended fuel to drive margin for their fuel business. Speakers include REG’s Executive …

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#Biodiesel Industry Calls 2018 RVO Shortsighted

Joanna Schroeder

The biodiesel industry is calling the required volumes of the advanced biofuels category under the Renewable Fuel Standard shortsighted in reaction to the EPA’s release of the 2018 RVO proposal. The amount of increase in biodiesel from 2017 to 2018 was a mere 100 million gallons. The Iowa Biodiesel Board is calling on the EPA to set volumes that more …

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REG Begins Ames Lab Expansion

Joanna Schroeder

Renewable Energy Group has begun its expansion of its laboratory at its Ames, Iowa headquarters. The upgraded lab will enable the company to further enhance renewable chemical related biotechnology research, development and commercialization including the installation of fermentation equipment and significant analytical capabilities. Once complete, full-time positions will be added to focus on commercialization and integration of products to be …

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REG Buys Sanimax Biodiesel Plant

John Davis

Biodiesel giant Renewable Energy Group got a little bit bigger. This company news release says REG bought Sanimax Energy, LLC’s 20 million gallon nameplate capacity biodiesel refinery located in DeForest, Wisconsin. Under the asset purchase agreement, REG will pay Sanimax approximately $11 million in cash and will issue 500,000 shares of REG common stock in exchange for the biorefinery and …

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