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REG closes acquisition of majority stake in biodiesel producer Petrotec AG

Renewable Energy Group, Inc., has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary REG European Holdings B.V has completed the acquisition of IC Green Energy’s (ICG) majority equity ownership position in German biodiesel producer Petrotec AG.

US-headed biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group, Inc., has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary REG European Holdings B.V has completed the acquisition of IC Green Energy’s (ICG) majority equity ownership position in German biodiesel producer Petrotec AG.

REG European Holdings B.V purchased ICG’s 69 percent equity ownership in Petrotec AG for US$20.9 million, or US$1.235 per share, paid in 2,070,538 newly-issued REG shares. The REG subsidiary also purchased ICG’s loan to Petrotec AG in the amount of approximately US$15.4 million.

According to a statement, REG European Holdings B.V intends to make a cash tender offer in the next several weeks for all other Petrotec shares at a price no less than the value per share received by ICG.

Petrotec is a fully-integrated company utilising more than 15 000 collection points to gather used cooking oil (UCO) and other waste feedstocks to produce biodiesel at its two biorefineries in Emden and Oeding, Germany.

Petrotec’s annual nameplate production capacity is 185 000 tonnes (≈ 55.5 million US gallons), produced predominantly from UCO.  Petrotec’s collection service, treatment processes, and biorefineries are certified by both German and European regulators and its biodiesel is compliant with EU standard EN 14214.

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