The Changing Face of Biodiesel

Joanna Schroeder

There are few people who know the biodiesel industry like Brad Albin, vice president of manufacturing for REG. Albin has been in the industry for more than 20 years – before many of us even knew what biodiesel was. Albin was on hand for the briefing and tour of REG’s Newton, Iowa biodiesel plant by USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack …

Audio, Biodiesel, REG

Developing Partnerships for Biodiesel Feedstocks

Joanna Schroeder

The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference held in Washington, D.C. last week was a meeting of the minds. During one of the sessions on hot technologies, Jeffrey Stroburg, Chairman and CEO of REG, gave a presentation on advanced partnership strategies for development and commercialization. REG has been the driver in helping to commercialize corn oil extracted from the back end of …

Audio, Biodiesel, conferences, REG

Cornoil – A Growing Feedstock for REG

Joanna Schroeder

The synergies between the biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuels industries are growing. One of the things that’s been happening over the past few years is the ethanol industry creating a new feedstock for the biodiesel industry – inedible corn oil. Inedible corn oil was one of the feedstocks that REG highlighted during USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator …

Audio, Biodiesel, corn, feedstocks, REG

REG Says 2011 RVOs Can Be Met

Joanna Schroeder

This year is poised to be a great year for the biodiesel industry. The EPA upheld the Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) for this year and along with the return of the tax credit, the industry is busy getting back online and producing quality fuel. However, despite the RVO, there are still some challenges that need to be addressed to ensure …

Audio, Biodiesel, REG, USDA

USDA & EPA Tour REG Biodiesel Plant in Newton, IA

Joanna Schroeder

Renewable Energy Group (REG) executives hosted USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson as well as leaders from the ethanol industry at their REG Newton biorefinery to discuss the role of advanced biofuels in meeting the President’s energy independence goals. Also on hand for the event were representatives from Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE) and POET. Both …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Ethanol, REG, USDA