Tag: Geismar

Origin Materials selects Geismar for its Origin 2 manfuacturing facility

Origin Materials selects Geismar for its Origin 2 manfuacturing facility

February 28, 2022 |

In California, Origin Materials, Inc. and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced that, subject to finalization of economic incentives, the company has selected a site in Geismar, Louisiana, for the construction of its first world-scale manufacturing facility, Origin 2.  The facility would produce carbon-negative materials used to make polyethylene terephthalate plastic, which is used in […]

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Monster on the Big Muddy: REG Geismar to expand renewable hydrocarbon production to 340 million gallons

Monster on the Big Muddy: REG Geismar to expand renewable hydrocarbon production to 340 million gallons

October 6, 2020 |

In Louisiana, Renewable Energy Group said it will undertake a capacity expansion of its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery by 250 million gallons annually to 340 million gallons per year. This announcement follows a thorough review and site selection process. Construction should begin in mid to late 2021 with target mechanical completion date in late 2023. The […]

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Louisiana State Police cites REG for mishandling hazardous materials at Geismar

Louisiana State Police cites REG for mishandling hazardous materials at Geismar

February 4, 2016 |

In Louisiana, state police have cited the Renewable Energy Group with a civil violation of careless handling of hazardous material for a hydrogen gas explosion in September at the Geismar facility that injured four people. It was the second explosion during a five-month period. The citation can carry up to a $10,000 fine but that […]

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Fire! REG Geismar renewable diesel plant experiences 2nd fire in 2015

Fire! REG Geismar renewable diesel plant experiences 2nd fire in 2015

September 6, 2015 |

In Louisiana, a fire broke out early Friday morning (eastern time) at the company’s Geismar biorefinery. Emergency crews quickly responded to contain the fire and it was declared completely extinguished at 4:20 a.m. All employees on site have been accounted for. REG noted: “Four people-one REG employee and three contractors-were injured and are being treated […]

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REG investigating Geismar plant fire, will remain closed

REG investigating Geismar plant fire, will remain closed

April 6, 2015 |

In Iowa, REG has released information about the fire that occurred on the night of April 2nd at its Geismar plant. The fire was extinguished after five hours at around 11 pm. The company has not discovered the cause of the fire, but stated that an assessment of damages and investigation is ongoing. The refinery […]

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Big Story along the Big Muddy: Dynamic Fuels begins commissioning of 75 Mgy advanced biofuels project in Louisiana

Big Story along the Big Muddy: Dynamic Fuels begins commissioning of 75 Mgy advanced biofuels project in Louisiana

[ 0 ] July 16, 2010 |

It was a gigantic day yesterday for the biofuels industry, and the biggest news was saved for last, that Syntroleum and Tyson have completed construction, and commenced commissioning, of their 75 Mgy renewable diesel plant in Geismar, Louisiana. The Dynamic Fuels project becomes, by a factor of 18, the largest operating advanced biofuels plant in […]

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