REG Begins Production and Sales of Renewable Diesel from Louisiana Biorefinery

GEISMAR, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) announced today that commercial-scale quantities of renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) produced at the company’s Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery are now available for sale. The first truckloads of REG-9000™/RHD produced at the 75-million gallon nameplate biorefinery since REG acquired it in June left the plant October 23. The advanced… Read more »


Best Places to Work in BR winners revealed; Methanex tops ranking of 38 local firms

By Kelly Connelly; Baton Rouge Business Report Published Oct 15, 2014 at 10:26 am (Updated Oct 15, 2014) The winners of the inaugural Best Places to Work awards—presented by Business Report, the Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management and the Louisiana Workforce Commission—were revealed and honored at an awards breakfast this morning to… Read more »


Huntsman Announces 400 Ktes MDI Expansion Plan for US Manufacturing Plant

September 29, 2014 THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it has commenced preliminary engineering to expand production of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) by investment in a new, world scale MDI plant at its Geismar, Louisiana site. The 400,000 metric ton expansion will leverage the significant advantages of the Geismar site,… Read more »


I-10 Hospitality’s Ground-breaking Ceremony

i-10 Hospitality’s Cruisin’ to Gonzales, Louisiana with a New 15,000 Square Foot Shopping  enter Gonzales, Louisiana soon to be home to a new shopping center with two unique restaurant concepts and four retailers. Louisiana based I-10 Hospitality, LLC, a restaurant, hotel and gaming management company has selected 2706 S. Cabelas Parkway in Gonzales, as the site for their 15,000… Read more »


Geismar biofuel plant getting $15 million investment

The Advocate – Ted Griggs Renewable Energy Group plans to spend $15 million in the next 12 months on the company’s Geismar facility, which makes diesel from animal fat. “Some of that you’d probably consider just normal startup and ramp-up procedures to take a plant from an idled state,” Chief Financial Officer Chad Stone said Monday… Read more »


Stepan Company Announces Potential $60 Million To $70 Million Chemical Facility In Louisiana

7.25.14 Illinois-based company approves feasibility study for surfactants site in Ascension Parish BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Stepan Company President and CEO F. Quinn Stepan Jr. announced the company will complete front-end engineering and design work for a potential $60 million to $70 million chemical production facility in the existing industrial… Read more »


IMPALA TERMINALS BURNSIDE COMPLETES ITS FIRST EXPORT SHIPMENT

Impala Terminals, the global terminals operator that provides port, warehousing and multi-modal logistics services for the movement of essential commodities, announced the completion of the first export shipment from the refurbished and expanded Impala Terminals Burnside in Ascension Parish, LA. On July 5, 2014, the M/V UBC SAIKI arrived and was loaded with approximately 30,000… Read more »


Renewable Energy Group Completes Dynamic Fuels Acquisition

AMES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, REG Synthetic Fuels, LLC, has completed its acquisition of the remaining 50% ownership interest in Dynamic Fuels, LLC, previously owned by Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN). As a result of last Tuesday’s closing of its purchase of substantially all of the… Read more »


Iowa firm to acquire full control of shuttered Geismar biofuels plant

Following an announcement in December that it would acquire a 50% stake in a shuttered renewable diesel production facility in Geismar from Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Syntroleum Corp., Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced today that it has also secured an agreement with Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods Inc. to acquire the other 50% stake in the plant. The… Read more »


$2.8 million industrial safety training center opens

April 28, 2014 GONZALES — Contract workers employed in the construction, power and petrochemical industries will be able to get federally mandated training at a new $2.8 million center opening Monday in Gonzales. The Alliance Safety Council is opening its newest training facility, an 11,000-square-foot center, in Gonzales’ new Edenborne Development, which replaces the safety council’s… Read more »