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USA: Upgrade for Biorefinery REG Takes Over Biodiesel Refinery

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Renewable Energy Group celebrated the opening of their newest biorefinery at the biorefinery in Madison and announced upgrades to the plant.

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Renewable Energy Group's CEOs as well as state and local leaders broke ground on upgrades at the biorefinery in Madison.
Renewable Energy Group's CEOs as well as state and local leaders broke ground on upgrades at the biorefinery in Madison.
(Picture: Renewable Energy Group)

Deforest/USA – REG formally celebrated the transition to the company's ownership of the 76 million liter per year capacity biodiesel refinery formerly owned by Sanimax Energy.

“We are dedicated to producing cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and this celebration is another example of our commitment to environmental stewardship and energy security,” said REG President & CEO Daniel Oh.

The event also served as a groundbreaking for approximately $ 7 million of additional investment into the biorefinery. The upgrades include process improvements, a dedicated entrance for the plant, additional biodiesel storage and locker rooms for the team.

“These upgrades will allow the plant to run more efficiently and optimize our production and logistics capabilities,” said Brad Albin, Vice President, Manufacturing.

REG now has eleven active North American biomass-based diesel refineries in seven states with a combined nameplate production capacity of 1,711 million liters. The company also has a majority ownership of German biodiesel producer Petrotec’s two biorefineries.

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