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West Coast distributor expands biodiesel offering with REG-9000® from new California terminal

Sep 12, 2012
Whole Energy chooses REG for low carbon intensity biodiesel as low as 4.0 g gCO2e/MJ

(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — Biodiesel is now available via truckload from Renewable Energy Group®’s (NASDAQ:REGI) new biodiesel location in Rancho Dominguez outside of Long Beach. The first truckload of biodiesel was picked up by Whole Energy, a regional distributor and retailer with locations in Washington, Oregon and California.

 “Whole Energy is committed to biodiesel, helping Californians meet their carbon reduction goals, and offering supply for Oregon and Washington blending requirements,” said Gary Haer, VP Sales and Marketing at Renewable Energy Group (REG®). “REG’s terminal agreement with Maxum Petroleum expands the opportunity for West Coast distributors like Whole Energy to blend biodiesel for public and private diesel fleets.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to offer biodiesel from the nation’s largest biodiesel producer and marketer in California,” said Atul Deshmane, Whole Energy’s CEO/President. “Whole Energy is committed to a multi-region approach for offering biodiesel blends for fleets and consumers who are looking to go green, enhance performance and protect the earth with a sustainable fuel.”

“REG biodiesel has demonstrated both great performance and carbon intensities,” said Deshmane.  ”REG recently registered its REG Seneca (Illinois) plant with CARB in accordance with LCFS and REG-9000 biodiesel from that location has a carbon intensity as low as 4.0 gCO2e/MJ, according to CARB.

To learn more about the facility, create an account with REG, or receive biodiesel pricing please visit http://www.regi.com/longbeach

Biodiesel is a drop-in, advanced biofuel for use in any diesel engine application. REG-9000® branded biodiesel is produced from natural oils, fats and greases and meets or exceeds ASTM quality specifications for biodiesel.

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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 210 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. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, the risk  of a loss or reduction of governmental requirements for the use of biofuel, a decrease in the spread between biodiesel prices and feedstock costs, loss or reduction of tax incentives for biodiesel production or consumption, as well as other 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.