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REG upgrades Iowa biorefinery

10:06 AM MST | December 16, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) has completed upgrades to the company's biorefinery at Newton, IA, which allows the plant to produce an even higher-purity biomass-based diesel from a wider variety of raw materials. The plant has a nameplate capacity of...


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