Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REGI) recently completed $21
million (MM) in technology upgrades at its 30
MM-gallon biodiesel refinery in southern Minnesota.
The on-time, on-budget upgrades allow the facility to run a
wide variety of locally-sourced agricultural byproducts such as
animal fats, used cooking oils, inedible corn oils and yellow
grease as well as vegetable oils.
Within days of startup, all biodiesel produced met the
companys REG-9000 quality specifications, which exceed
the industrys ASTM B100 standard.
The multiple-feedstock product has been available
since June 19, 2013 and enhances biodiesel product availability
options as Minnesota prepares to increase its diesel blending
requirement from 5% biodiesel to 10% biodiesel.
REGI will celebrate the project with an official ribbon
cutting ceremony later this summer.