REG Promotes Bowen to Vice President, Increasing Focus on Business Development

  REG Promotes Bowen to Vice President, Increasing Focus on Business
  Development

      New position strengthens company’s commitment to strategic growth
                                opportunities

Business Wire

AMES, Iowa -- January 8, 2013

Renewable Energy Group® (NASDAQ:REGI) today announced the promotion of Eric
Bowen to the newly created position of Vice President, Corporate Business
Development and Legal Affairs to strengthen the company’s focus on growth and
diversification.

REG promotes Eric Bowen to the newly created position of Vice President,
Corporate Business Developm ...

REG promotes Eric Bowen to the newly created position of Vice President,
Corporate Business Development and Legal Affairs to strengthen the company's
focus on growth and diversification. (Photo: Renewable Energy Group)

Bowen formerly served as REG’s Executive Director, Corporate Business
Development & Legal Affairs and will continue to head the company’s San
Francisco office.

“We are excited to position our company for further success with a new member
of our executive team focused primarily on our strategic growth
opportunities,” said REG President and CEO, Daniel J. Oh. “Eric’s experience
in new business development, contract negotiation and legal affairs were key
to creating this new position.”

The company’s strategic goals include optimizing and expanding its
fully-integrated biodiesel offerings; diversifying into the production
ofadditional advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and relatedproducts and
services; growing its biodiesel business internationally; and expanding its
intellectual property base.

Prior to his work with REG, Bowen co-founded Tellurian Biodiesel, Inc. and
served as its President and CEO. He has also led Sigma Capital’s biodiesel
project finance group and practiced law in Silicon Valley at Venture Law
Group.

Bowen has been active in setting biodiesel policy as a founding member of the
California Biodiesel Alliance and has served as its Chairman from 2007 to
2012. He was Chairman of the former San Francisco Biodiesel Taskforce and a
member of the former California Air Resource Board’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
Advisory Board.

Mr. Bowen received his juris doctor degree from the University of California,
Berkeley Law and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon Honors
College.

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Contact:

Renewable Energy Group
Alicia Clancy
(o) 515-239-8118; (m) 515-450-9692
alicia.clancy@REGI.com
 
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