REG Celebrates Biodiesel Production Start-Up and New Jobs at New Boston, Texas

  REG Celebrates Biodiesel Production Start-Up and New Jobs at New Boston,
  Texas

 Following construction and upgrades, 15 mmgy multifeedstock plant starts-up

Business Wire

NEW BOSTON, Texas -- July 2, 2013

Renewable Energy Group^®, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) celebrated biodiesel production
start-up and welcomed new employees at its newest biorefinery in Northeast
Texas Friday, June 28th.

The nation’s largest biodiesel producer and marketer hosted a ribbon cutting
ceremony to mark the completion of major upgrades at REG New Boston, LLC about
150 miles east of Dallas. REG^® acquired the 15 million gallon per year
refinery in November 2012 after it had been shut-down for nearly four years.
This is the second Texas biorefinery REG has acquired. REG also operates a
biorefinery in Houston and five other plants in Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota,
which give the company more than 225 million gallons of annual production
capacity.

Since last fall, 22 new full-time employees have been hired. These employees
joined company leaders, customers, suppliers and community members to cut the
ribbon and celebrate the plant’s first sale.

“Biodiesel is America’s leading and growing advanced biofuel, which supports
agriculture and food production here in the United States,” said Daniel J. Oh,
REG’s President and CEO. “We are proud to purchase raw materials like poultry
fats and used cooking oils from this region, and use them to produce high
quality, clean burning fuels to help power our transportation industry.”

Utilizing its extensive logistics and distribution network, REG will market
REG-9000® brand biodiesel to petroleum distributors, truck stops and oil
refiners across the region. Martin Eagle Oil Co. of Denton, Texas pulled the
first certified load produced from the biorefinery.

“Diesel engines can use a B20 biodiesel blend produced right here in New
Boston, Texas by your neighbors,” said Oh. “Every gallon of fuel we produce
and use at home makes our country more energy secure while revitalizing local
communities by offering new jobs.”

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.

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Contact:

Renewable Energy Group
Alicia Clancy, 515-239-8118
Alicia.clancy@regi.com
 
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