REG Celebrates Completion of Upgrades at Mason City Plant
October 27, 2014 - Issue #202View Full Issue
Renewable Energy Group (REG) recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of upgrades that will allow its 30 million gallon per year capacity biodiesel production facility in Mason City, Iowa to produce biodiesel from a wide range of feedstocks.
“These upgrades further expand and strengthen our multifeedstock business model, which allows REG to produce and deliver high-quality biomass-based diesel at an affordable price to growing regional and national markets,” stated REG President and CEO Daniel Oh. “We are well-positioned to meet growing demand in Iowa, with its retail incentive for advanced biofuels, and in Minnesota as it increases its use of higher biodiesel blends.”
“This is a great investment for Mason City,” stated Iowa State Senator Amanda Ragan. “REG has invested millions of dollars in our local economy while bringing permanent jobs for skilled workers to our area. By making biodiesel in Mason City, REG is helping Iowa remain the largest advanced biofuel producing state in the nation.”
“Enhancing the plant’s pretreatment and distillation capabilities will enable us to take a broader spectrum of lower-cost feedstocks and produce a high quality product,” stated REG Vice President of Manufacturing Brad Albin. “The increased feedstock flexibility helps drive greater demand for local feedstock suppliers and keeps more of their products in the Midwest.”