Renewable Energy Group Acquires Various KiOR Plant Assets for $1.5 Million

AMES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) announced today that one of its subsidiaries has received approval from a Mississippi court to purchase certain equipment at the KiOR Columbus, LLC production facility.

Under the approved asset purchase agreement, REG Synthetic Fuels, LLC paid $1.5 million, plus certain expenses related to equipment preparation, to acquire various physical assets at the Columbus, MS plant, including a 12-million gallon hydrotreating unit, distillation column and tankage.

“These are quality assets we were able to purchase for a very good value,” said Brad Albin, Vice President, Manufacturing. “We plan to re-locate and utilize the equipment for future advanced biofuel or renewable chemical projects.”

About Renewable Energy Group

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. is a leading North American advanced biofuels producer and developer of renewable chemicals. REG utilizes a nationwide production, distribution and logistics system as part of an integrated value chain model to focus on converting natural fats, oils and greases into advanced biofuels and converting diverse feedstocks into renewable chemicals. With 11 active biorefineries across the country, research and development capabilities and a diverse and growing intellectual property portfolio, REG is committed to being a long-term leader in bio-based fuels and chemicals.

For more than a decade, REG has been a reliable supplier of advanced biofuels which meet or exceed ASTM quality specifications. REG sells REG-9000™ biomass-based diesel to distributors so consumers can have cleaner burning fuels that help diversify the energy complex and increase energy security. REG-9000™ biomass-based diesel is distributed in most states in the US. REG also markets ultra-low sulfur diesel and heating oil in the northeastern and midwestern US. For more information on REG visit our website at www.regi.com.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 as amended, including statements regarding the purchase of certain equipment from the KiOR Columbus, LLC production facility; the quality of the assets purchased and the potential benefits of the transactions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, assumptions and projections that are subject to change, and actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to the satisfaction of closing conditions to the transaction and other risks and uncertainties described from time to time in REG's quarterly reports on Forms 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2015, annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and REG does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements based on new developments or changes in our expectations.

 

 

Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
Anthony Hulen, 703-822-1972
Executive Director, Corporate Affairs
[email protected]

Source: Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

Released October 6, 2015