Renewable Energy Group starts up 15m gal/year biorefinery in Texas

02 July 2013 21:52  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Renewable Energy Group (REG) on Tuesday announced the start-up of biodiesel production at its New Boston refinery in northeast Texas.

The US biodiesel producer hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 28 June to celebrate the completion of major upgrades at the 15m gal/year (57m litres/year) biorefinery.

REG acquired the facility from North Texas Bio Energy for $300,000 (€231,000) in November after it had been shut down for nearly four years, the company said.

It will market REG-9000 biodiesel to petroleum distributors, truck stops and oil refiners in the region.

“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,” said Daniel Oh, CEO at REG.

“Every gallon of fuel we produce and use at home makes our country more energy secure while revitalising local communities by offering new jobs,” he added.

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