Renewable Energy Group Expands Ralston Plant

Carrie Muehling

Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has more than doubled the plant capacity at its Ralston, Iowa, facility. “We congratulate REG on this expansion of its flagship biodiesel plant in Ralston,” said Grant Kimberley, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. “We are fortunate that REG has its headquarters here in Iowa, and continues to invest heavily in biodiesel infrastructure, …

Biodiesel, REG

REG Announces Board of Directors Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Energy Group has announced the appointment of two new Board members to the company’s Board of Directors. Joining the Board are Ms. Debora (Deb) Frodl, a former GE Executive and Mr. James C. (Jim) Borel, a former DuPont Executive. Both began serving on the Board effective March 14. As a top senior executive at GE, Frodl led Ecomagination, a …

Biodiesel, REG

Biodiesel No Problem in RFS Talks

Cindy Zimmerman

Of those Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) stakeholders at last week’s White House meeting, only Renewable Energy Group, Inc. President and CEO Randy Howard walked out feeling like his industry was safe. Howard, who joined other top biofuel company executives who met with the President, Vice President Pence, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, and some petroleum refiners to discuss the RFS, says …

Biodiesel, REG, RFS, RINS

REG Celebrates Project Upgrade

Kelly Marshall

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the upgrades at their Eden, Germany biorefinery. The upgrades included 2.5 million € for a new biodiesel distillation column and a thermal oil heater. “This investment is another milestone in REG’s European strategy to be a leader in delivering high quality biofuels,” said Jean Scemama, Vice …

Biodiesel, REG

#Biodiesel Industry Reacts to 2017 RVOs

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

biochemicals, REG, Video

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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