REG’s Louisana biodiesel plant survives hurricane onslaught
The energy company issued the following statement from president and CEO, Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner regarding the status of its renewable diesel plant located in Geismar.
She said: “We are grateful that all team members are safe and accounted for following Hurricane Ida. In advance of the hurricane’s landfall, our local team brought down the plant in a safe and secure manner.
“Although the storm caused major power outages in Ascension Parish, power has now been restored and the REG plant shows no significant visible damage. “The team are recommissioning the plant today and will be initiating and ramping up production as full utilities become available.”
Renewable Energy Group is leading the energy and transportation industries’ transition to sustainability by transforming renewable resources into high-quality, sustainable fuels.
The company is an international producer of sustainable fuels that significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions to immediately reduce carbon impact.
It utilises a global integrated procurement, distribution and logistics network to operate 12 biorefineries in the US and Europe.
In 2020, Renewable Energy Group produced 519 million gallons of cleaner fuel delivering 4.2 million metric tons of carbon reduction.