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REG to acquire biorefiney in Wisconsin

9:00 AM MST | February 3, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) has signed an asset-purchase agreement with Sanimax Energy (DeForest, WI) to acquire Sanimax’s 20-million gal/year nameplate capacity biodiesel refinery at DeForest. REG will, under the terms of the agreement, pay...


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