REG Geismar plant begins production, sales of renewable diesel

By Renewable Energy Group Inc. | October 28, 2014

Renewable Energy Group Inc. recently announced that commercial-scale quantities of renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) produced at the company's Geismar, Louisiana, biorefinery are now available for sale.

The first truckloads of REG-9000/RHD produced at the 75-million gallon nameplate biorefinery since REG acquired it in June left the plant Oct. 23. The advanced biofuel from REG Geismar, located south of Baton Rouge, meets or exceeds ASTM D975 specifications.

"We are pleased to be offering REG-9000/RHD for sale," said Daniel J. Oh, president and CEO of REG. "REG-9000/RHD is a new addition to our fuel product line-up designed to serve our customers' needs for great fuel that also delivers towards our nation's energy diversity, environmental and food security goals."