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    REG Madison Biodiesel Plant Celebrates Updates

    Originally posted as a REG press release | April 23, 2019 | Renewable Energy Group | Original Article

    DeForest Business Holds Open House and Donates New Equipment to DeForest Windsor Fire & EMS

    DEFOREST, WI. – April 16, 2019 - Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI), the largest biodiesel producer in North America celebrated upgrades at its DeForest, Wisconsin biodiesel plant Tuesday.

    REG Madison, a 20 million gallon per year biodiesel plant located in DeForest, Wisconsin invited community members to celebrate the opening of the facility’s new entrance and logistics upgrades.

    “We are excited to have the community turn out and celebrate another continuous improvement project at REG Madison,” said REG Madison Plant Manager Brian Coker. “Our team is committed to growing in DeForest by providing jobs and giving back to the community.”

    The new entrance located at 533 N. Stevenson Street provides direct access to the biodiesel plant for truck traffic. REG purchased the plant in March 2016 from neighboring company Sanimax. In addition to the entrance and logistics upgrades, the company has added eight permanent jobs and made several other improvements to the plant. The biodiesel produced at REG Madison reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 86% compared to petroleum diesel.

    Part of the day’s events included a stop by the DeForest Windsor Fire and EMS. REG Madison donated a new piece of firefighting equipment for the department’s use.

    “This trailer and high volume foam system are an expensive and specialized piece of equipment that DeForest Windsor Fire and EMS would not have been able to afford or justify on its own,” said Department Chief Steve LaFeber. “With the partnership between REG and DWFD we are able to acquire this piece of equipment to protect not only the safety of REG and DWFD staff, but enhance the safety of the entire community.”

    About Renewable Energy Group
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) is a leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity transportation fuels. We are an international producer of biomass-based diesel and are North America's largest producer of advanced biofuel. REG utilizes an integrated procurement, distribution, and logistics network to convert natural fats, oils and greases into lower carbon intensity products. With 14 active biorefineries, technology development capabilities and a diverse and growing intellectual property portfolio, REG is committed to being a long-term leader in transportation fuels.

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