In Texas, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. announced the closing of its 35 million gallon per year nameplate capacity facility located near Houston, Texas. The company acquired and commissioned the plant in 2008 and has been operating it since.
The company is currently working with plant employees on relocation opportunities within the production network. The company will completely shut down the Houston plant in November 2021.
“We have made the decision not to renew the lease for our REG Houston biorefinery, which would have imposed an uncompetitive fixed cost on the plant,” said REG President & CEO Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner. “The plant has run very well but has always been relatively challenged due to its leasing agreement coupled with a lack of REG’s hallmark multi-feedstock processing capability.”