REG to Open Biodiesel Research Facility

John Davis

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reglogo1Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group will be opening a new multi-million dollar research and support lab for seven network biodiesel production plants and others in the industry this coming Tuesday, July 28th at its Ames locaiton.

The company is promising reporters some pretty cool photo and video opportunities with a live demonstration of biodiesel production and more than 25 biodiesel feedstocks of tomorrow including coffee bean oil, jojoba, coconut and karanja oils.

WHO: Public Officials, Media, Industry Partners and Special Guests

WHAT: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for REG Research Center

SPEAKERS: Jeff Stroburg, Chairman and CEO, Renewable Energy Group
Roya Stanley, Executive Director, Iowa Office of Energy Independence
Ron Hallenbeck, VP, Existing Business & Industry, Ames Chamber of Commerce

WHEN: Tuesday, July 28
9:30 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Refreshments
10:00 a.m. Guided Media Tours Begin

WHERE: 416 S. Bell Ave.
Ames IA 50014

WHY: Without continued research and feedstock commercialization, the biodiesel industry will grow stagnant. The REG Research Center staff conducts fuel quality analysis and feedstock commercialization research for the REG network of biodiesel production facilities and others in the biofuels industry. Laboratory functions include simulation and troubleshooting commercial-scale production processes and research on the newest and most interesting feedstock available. With more than a decade of biodiesel quality and feedstock commercialization experience, this laboratory and its staff will showcase cutting-edge biodiesel industry technologies during this event.

Media are encouraged to contact REG Communications Specialist Alicia Clancy at; phone: (515) 239-8118 or mobile: (515) 450-9692. She can even set up exclusive interviews and photo opportunities can be arranged to suit individual needs.