January 29, 2014

REG Biodiesel Will Power Generators at Super Bowl Venue, NYC Celebrations

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. today announced that it will provide biodiesel to power generators at the Super Bowl and events leading up to it, helping the National Football League enhance its 20-year effort to make the game more environmentally friendly.

REG will provide as much as 15,000 gallons of biodiesel to fuel generators at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during Super Bowl XLVIII, as well as powering more than 18 generators for events along Super Bowl Boulevard in New York City leading up to the Super Bowl.

“All of us at REG are excited and honored to help ‘green’ the Super Bowl with our high-quality, American made biodiesel,” said Daniel J. Oh, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. President and CEO. “We are proud to be working with the NFL to help in their environmental efforts and to promote biodiesel’s other benefits of energy security, energy diversity, and job creation to one of the largest sports audiences in the world.”

Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that is enhancing the American energy complex and increasing energy and food security. Made from a diverse mix of feedstocks including recycled cooking oil, animal fats, waste greases and refined vegetable oils, biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions between 57 and 95 percent when compared to petroleum diesel.

“The NFL has been working on the 'greening' of the Super Bowl for 20 years and adding biofuels to our mix is one more step in that process,” said Jack Groh, NFL Environmental Program Director. “We have a comprehensive program that includes solid waste recycling, food recovery, repurposing of decor and construction materials, collection of books and sports equipment for children in need, urban forestry projects and renewable energy use. Integrating biodiesel is another way we can address the environmental impact of our activities at the Super Bowl.”

REG is partnering with two leading heating oil distributors in the region, Hart Energy for delivery to Times Square and Majka and Son’s for delivery to Metlife Stadium.

Based in Ames, Iowa, REG is North America’s leading biodiesel producer, with 257 million gallons of annual nameplate production capacity at eight biorefineries located in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Texas.

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