Leading Biodiesel Producer REG Inks Distribution Deal for Four NY, NJ Terminals

  Leading Biodiesel Producer REG Inks Distribution Deal for Four NY, NJ

   Renewable Energy Group® offering fuel from New York’s largest biodiesel
                               terminal network

Business Wire

AMES, Iowa -- November 29, 2012

Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) today announced new biodiesel positions
at four New York metropolitan terminal locations.

Biodiesel distribution points in Whippany, New Jersey, and New York locations
in New Hyde Park, Port Chester and near Brookhaven are slated to offer quick
access for blending biodiesel to augment heating oil and diesel supplies.

“Gaining access to the largest biodiesel terminal network in New York is part
of Renewable Energy Group’s strategy to expand into the Northeast market as a
reliable biodiesel supplier,” said Renewable Energy Group’s (REG) President
and CEO, Daniel J. Oh.

“REG has biodiesel on-site in New Hyde Park today to allow area distributors
and heating oil retailers to increase supply as the New York City biodiesel
blend (B2) requirement goes back into effect December 1,” added Gary Haer,
Vice President, Sales and Marketing for REG. The requirement first went into
effect October 1, but was waived as a result of tight fuel supply issues due
to superstorm Sandy.

Biodiesel is now available at the New Hyde Park facility and is being marketed
by biodiesel veterans Michael Cooper and Danny Falcone, who recently joined
Renewable Energy Group’s team.

The company markets REG-9000® branded biodiesel nationwide and directly from
REG terminal locations in California, Iowa, Illinois Minnesota, New Mexico,
Texas, Ohio and now New York and New Jersey. Renewable Energy Group’s current
operational production capacity is more than 225 million gallons annually.

Renewable Energy Group® is a leading North American biodiesel producer with a
nationwide distribution and logistics system. Utilizing an integrated value
chain model, Renewable Energy Group is focused on converting natural fats,
oils and greases into advanced biofuels. With more than 225 million gallons of
owned/operated annual production capacity at biorefineries across the country,
REG is a proven biodiesel partner in the distillate marketplace.

For more than a decade, REG has been a reliable supplier of biodiesel which
meets or exceeds ASTM quality specifications. We sell REG-9000® biodiesel to
distributors so Americans can have cleaner burning fuels that help lessen our
dependence on foreign oil. REG-9000® branded biodiesel is distributed in
nearly every state in the U.S.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about the timing for the start-up
of service at our Whippany, New Jersey and New York biodiesel distribution
points. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors
including risks that are detailed from time to time in REG’s SEC reports. REG
is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to)
update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in our website
is not incorporated by reference in, or made part of this press release.


Renewable Energy Group
Alicia Clancy, 515-239-8118
(m) 515-450-9692
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