Dan Oh, CEO of Ames-based Renewable Energy Group [NASDAQ: REGI] sat down with Biofuels Digest recently as part of its “The Strategics Speak” series. In a wide-ranging interview, Oh, head of the nation’s largest supplier of biofuels, discussed the company’s growth strategy, the Renewable Fuel Standard and the company’s successful IPO as well as REG’s incredible product and process diversification. The piece leads off with a summary note on the this element of the business:
In many ways, REG is the entire industrial biotech business in a nutshelll. They’re fermentation (through REG Life Sciences), and thermocatalytic (through REG Geismar and their extensive biodiesel business). They use both sugars and lipids as feedstocks. They make both biodiesel and drop-in renewable diesel. They make fuels and an array of chemicals. They’re in the distribution and blending business — distributing their fuels blended with traditional fossil distillates. They have multiple plants and labs in the West, Midwest and Eastern sections of the country. They’re deep into some of the most exotic commercial synthetic biology out there.
With 10 active biorefineries across the country, research and development capabilities, and a diverse and growing intellectual property portfolio, REG is a committed long-term leader in bio-based fuels and chemicals in the Cultivation Corridor.
Read the full interview here.