West Central and Renewable Energy Group®, Inc. have been a part of the biodiesel movement from the very beginning. By forging new relationships and staying on the cutting edge of technology, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. will continue to lead the renewable fuels industry.
First biodiesel plant built in Ralston, Iowa as a way to add value to co-op members' grain
West Central began to market SoyPOWER brand premium biodiesel fuel
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
West Central launched Renewable Energy Group, LLC (REG) as a partnership with Todd & Sargent.
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.
Formed Renewable Energy Group®, Inc. as independent corporation.
Announced $100 million private equity and new industry partnerships
Broke ground on 60 mmgy facility in Emporia, Kans.
Broke ground on 60 mmgy facility in New Orleans, La.
Introduced REG-9000® biodiesel brand and quality specifications
Acquired 35 mmgy facility in Houston, Texas
Completed technology upgrades for Blackhawk Biofuels, LLC facility in Danville, Ill.
Acquired Central Iowa Energy, LLC and consolidated with Blackhawk Biofuels, LLC adding REG Newton and REG Danville facilities
Acquired Seneca, Ill. assets of Nova Biosource through sale/leaseback program
Acquired Tellurian Biodiesel and American BDF
Acquired Clovis, New Mexico biodiesel facility in common stock agreement with ARES
Acquired Albert Lea, Minn. assets of SoyMor Biodiesel, LLC