Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

History

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.

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
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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, Minn. 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-9000® biodiesel brand and quality specifications
Acquired 35 mmgy facility in Houston, Texas in June

2007

Broke ground on 60 mmgy facility in Emporia, Kansas in June
Broke ground on 60 mmgy facility in 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 (REG) 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 began 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