Renewable Energy Group, Inc.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Broke ground on 60 mmgy facility in Emporia, Kansas in June
Broke ground on 60 mmgy facility in New Orleans, Louisiana in June


Formed Renewable Energy Group®, Inc. as an independent corporation in August
Announced $100 million private equity and new industry partnerships in August


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


West Central launched Renewable Energy Group, LLC (REG) as a partnership with Todd & Sargent in January


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


West Central began to market SoyPOWER brand premium biodiesel fuel


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