West Central and Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) 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. 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.
Acquired Albert Lea, Minnesota assets of SoyMor Biodiesel, LLC in July.
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-9000TM biodiesel brand and quality specifications.
Acquired 35 mmgy facility in Houston, Texas 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 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 begins 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.