History

History

Rooted in Iowa, REG got its start in biomass-based diesel two decades ago while operating under the umbrella of West Central Cooperative in Ralston, Iowa. REG has since grown into a leading advanced biofuels producer and renewable chemicals company, selling products through a national distribution and logistics system throughout the country and internationally. We will continue to broaden our footprint through a global focus, continuous innovation and an expanding product portfolio.

2016

Acquired 20 mmgy Sanimax facility in DeForest, Wisconsin creating REG Madison, LLC in March.

2015

Acquired 100 mmgy Imperium Renewables facility in the Port of Grays Harbor, Washington creating REG Grays Harbor, LLC in August. 

2014

Acquired majority stake in German biodiesel producer Petrotec AG in December.

Acquired 75 mmgy Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel facility in Geismar, Louisiana creating REG Geismar, LLC and REG Synthetic Fuels, LLC in Tulsa, OK in June.

Achieved milestone of one billion gallons of biodiesel sold throughout its history in April.

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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