REG – Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

Renewable Energy Group® is a leading North American biodiesel producer with a nationwide distribution and logistics system. Utilizing an integrated value chain model, Renewable Energy Group is focused on converting natural fats, oils and greases into advanced biofuels and on converting diverse feedstocks into renewable chemicals.

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Renewable Energy Group, Inc. is a leading North American advanced biofuels producer and developer of renewable chemicals. REG utilizes a nationwide production, distribution and logistics system as part of an integrated value chain model to focus on converting natural fats, oils and greases into advanced biofuels and converting diverse feedstocks into renewable chemicals. With 10 active biorefineries across the country, research and development capabilities, and a diverse and growing intellectual property portfolio, REG is committed to being a long-term leader in bio-based fuels and chemicals.

Whether you are looking to purchase a railcar of biodiesel, manage your RIN compliance, upgrade an existing biodiesel facility or partner to commercialize a novel feedstock, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) is a partner of choice.   From feedstock development to biodiesel marketing, our team has extensive experience in the biodiesel, energy and agriculture sectors. With more than 100 years of combined biodiesel-specific experience, our management team has enabled our company to evolve from a single biodiesel production facility in 1996 into a nationally recognized fully integrated biodiesel company.

REG seeks to be an active commercialization partner for additional advanced biofuel and renewable chemical technology companies. Many of the assets required to deploy these new technologies already exist at our biodiesel biorefineries.

Every day, we are redefining quality. Biodiesel produced by Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) goes through a unique process following the most stringent standards available in the industry. We manufacture biodiesel that meets or exceeds ASTM D6751 quality specifications. Using proprietary feedstock refining processes, REG can tailor fuel quality specifications to meet the demands of individual customers and market segments.

2014 Acquired leading renewable chemical technology developer LS9 along with its demonstration production facility in Okeechobee, FL, creating the newly named REG Life Sciences, LLC in January.

2013 Acquired Mason City, Iowa plant through an agreement with Soy Energy, LLC in June.

First barge shipment of biodiesel sent from REG Seneca, LLC in November.

2012 Announced initial public offering (IPO) of common stock and became a publicly traded company on NASDAQ in January. Click here to view current stock information.

Acquired 15 mmgy facility in New Boston, Texas in October.

Acquired 15 mmgy facility outside of Atlanta, Georgia in nearby Ellenwood in November.

Reached $1 billion in revenue for the year for the first time in company history.

2011 Acquired Albert Lea, Minnesota assets of SoyMor Biodiesel, LLC in July.

2010 Acquired Central Iowa Energy, LLC and consolidated with Blackhawk Biofuels, LLC, adding REG Newton and REG Danville facilities in March and February, respectively.

Acquired Seneca, Illinois assets of Nova Biosource through sale/leaseback program in April.

Acquired Tellurian Biodiesel and American BDF in July.

Acquired Clovis, New Mexico biodiesel facility in common stock agreement with ARES in September. 

2009 Completed technology upgrades for Blackhawk Biofuels, LLC facility in Danville, Illinois in April. 

2008 Introduced REG-9000TM biodiesel brand and quality specifications.

Acquired 35 mmgy facility in Houston, Texas in June.

2007 Broke ground on 60 mmgy facilities in Emporia, Kansas and New Orleans, Louisiana in June.

2006 Formed Renewable Energy Group, Inc. as an independent corporation in August.

Announced $100 million private equity and new industry partnerships in August. 

2004 In cooperation with Iowa State University, West Central received a $1.19 million grant from the USDA to study and develop new technologies for the production of methyl esters. 

2003 West Central launched Renewable Energy Group, LLC as a partnership with Todd & Sargent in January.

2002 West Central opens one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated continuous flow processing plants for processing soybeans into premium biodiesel fuel in Ralston, Iowa in August.

1998 West Central begins to market SoyPOWER brand premium biodiesel fuel. 

1996   First biodiesel plant built in Ralston, Iowa as a way to add value to co-op members’ grain.

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