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Renewable Energy Group opens first branded refuelling station

North America's largest biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group, Inc., (REG), has celebrated the grand opening of the company’s first diesel fueling station in Seneca, Illinois (IL). It is built next to REG Seneca biorefinery that will provide the biodiesel used in the station's diesel blends.

Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) expands its business operations by opening the company’s first fueling station. It is located adjacent to REG Seneca biorefinery in Seneca, Illinois (photo courtesy Business Wire).

Construction on the around-the-clock, fully-automated station began earlier this year. Diesel customers from trucking fleets to local diesel vehicle owners will be able to fill up with biodiesel blended fuel to conveniently reduce harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

This diesel fueling station is another example of how REG is moving fuel forward by expanding our capabilities. It gives us another avenue of getting our high quality, clean fuel to new and existing customers said Cynthia J. Warner, REG President and CEO.

REG Seneca, a 60 million (US) gallon (≈ 227.1 million litre) per annum biorefinery located adjacent to the fueling station, will provide the low carbon biodiesel used in the diesel blends between B11 and above.

More than 17 000 trucks go through REG Seneca each year. We are thrilled that those who help support our industry and the local community can fuel their vehicles right here at this station, said Gary Haer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

REG utilizes an integrated procurement, distribution, and logistics network to operate 14 biorefineries in the United States (US) and Europe. In 2018, REG produced 502 million (US) gallons ( ≈ 1.9 billion litres) of biodiesel delivering over 4 million tonnes of carbon reduction compared to emissions from petroleum diesel.

REG Seneca has been producing biodiesel for over a decade and currently operates with 53 employees in addition to the hundreds of other jobs indirectly supported in agriculture, transportation and energy sectors. The Seneca plant also adds approximately US$75 million into the Illinois economy through the purchasing of feedstocks.

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