REG expands biodiesel positions to 4 New York City area terminals
Renewable Energy Group Inc. has expanded its terminal locations to serve the largest population center in the U.S., the New York City metropolitan area, with REG-9000-branded biodiesel and Bioheat. The firm, already the nation’s largest biodiesel producer with more than 225 MMgy of operational production capacity, now has biodiesel positions at four New York metropolitan terminal locations. Biodiesel distribution points in Whippany, N.J., and New York locations in New Hyde Park, Port Chester and near Brookhaven are slated to offer quick access for blending biodiesel to augment heating oil and diesel supplies.
The Nov. 29 news comes just weeks after REG acquired two 15 MMgy biodiesel plants in New Boston, Texas (North Texas Bio Energy), and in Georgia outside of Atlanta (Bulldog Biodiesel).
“Gaining access to the largest biodiesel terminal network in New York is part of Renewable Energy Group’s strategy to expand into the Northeast market as a reliable biodiesel supplier,” said REG President and CEO Daniel J. Oh.
“REG has biodiesel on-site in New Hyde Park today to allow area distributors and heating oil retailers to increase supply as the New York City biodiesel blend (B2) requirement goes back into effect Dec. 1,” added Gary Haer, REG vice president, sales and marketing. The requirement first went into effect Oct. 1, but was waived as a result of tight fuel supply issues due to Superstorm Sandy.
Biodiesel is available today at the New Hyde Park facility and is being marketed by biodiesel veterans Michael Cooper and Daniel Falcone, formerly with Ultra Green Energy Services, who recently joined Renewable Energy Group’s team. Cooper and Falcone are now REG’s biodiesel sales managers for the Northeast.
The company markets its REG-9000-branded biodiesel nationwide and directly from REG terminal locations in California, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio and now New York and New Jersey.
The four new REG biodiesel distribution points in the NYC metro area are Brookhaven Transload, 205 Sills Rd., Yaphank, N.Y.; New Hyde Oil Terminal (40,000-gallon tank), 1900 Plaza Ave., New Hyde Park, N.Y.; Westmore Fuel Co. Inc. (20,000-gallon tank), 2 Purdy Ave., Port Chester, N.Y.; and Morristown & Erie Railway Transload, 616 South Jefferson Rd., Whippany, N.J.