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Debt

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Debt
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Debt DEBT
The following table shows the Company’s term debt:
    September 30, 2021 December 31, 2020
5.875% Senior Secured Green Bonds, due 2028
$ 550,000  $ — 
4.00% Convertible Senior Notes
—  47,057 
REG Ralston term loan —  13,241 
REG Capital term loan —  6,665 
Other 14 
Total term debt before debt issuance costs 550,003  66,977 
Less: Current portion of long-term debt 50,088 
Less: Debt issuance costs (net of accumulated amortization of $860 and $990, respectively)
13,759  1,731 
Total long-term debt $ 536,241  $ 15,158 
Green Bonds

On May 20, 2021, the Company completed the sale and issuance of $550,000 aggregate principal amount 5.875% senior secured notes due 2028 pursuant to an indenture, dated May 20, 2021 (the “Indenture”), by and among the Company, certain of its subsidiaries, as guarantors, and UMB Bank, N.A., a national banking association, as trustee. The Green Bonds bear interest at a rate of 5.875% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears on June 1 and December 1, beginning on December 1, 2021. The Green Bonds will mature on June 1, 2028, unless earlier repurchased or redeemed. The Company currently intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for capital expenditures related to the improvement and expansion of its Geismar, Louisiana renewable diesel biorefinery. The Company recorded $14,619 in legal, professional and underwriting fees related to the issuance of the Green Bonds. These financing costs are being amortized using the effective interest method over the term of the debt. Prior to June 1, 2024, the Company may, at its option but subject to the conditions in the Indenture, (i) redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the Green Bonds at a redemption price equal to 105.875% of the aggregate principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but not including, the redemption date, with the net cash proceeds received by the Company in one or more equity offerings; provided that at least 65% of the aggregate principal amount of the Green Bonds issued under the Indenture (including any additional notes originally issued under the Indenture) remain outstanding after each such redemption or (ii) redeem all or part of the Green Bonds at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but not including, the applicable redemption date of the notes redeemed by us and a “make-whole” premium. On or after June 1, 2024, 2025 and 2026, respectively, the Company may, at its option but subject to the conditions in the Indenture, redeem some or all of the Green Bonds at the redemption price of 102.938%, 101.469% and 100.000%, respectively, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but not including, the applicable redemption date of the notes redeemed by us. Upon the occurrence of a change in control (as defined in the Indenture), each holder of the Green Bonds may require the Company to repurchase all or a portion of the Green Bonds in cash at a price equal to 101.0% of the aggregate principal amount to be repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, thereon to, but not including, the date of repurchase.
The Indenture contains covenants that, among other things, limit the Company’s ability and the ability of its restricted subsidiaries to:
incur additional indebtedness or issue certain disqualified stock or preferred stock;
create liens;
pay dividends or distributions, redeem or repurchase equity;
prepay subordinated indebtedness or make certain investments;
transfer or sell assets;
engage in a consolidation or merger, or sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of their assets; and
enter into certain transactions with affiliates.

These covenants are subject to a number of exceptions and limitations as described in the Indenture. The Green Bonds and related guarantees are secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company and its guarantor subsidiaries subject to certain exceptions and limitations; provided that the security interests granted by the Company and such guarantor subsidiaries that are obligors under the M&L and Services Revolver on (i) their working capital assets (including accounts receivable and inventory) will be contractually senior and (ii) all other assets will be contractually subordinated, in each case, to the security interests granted by them on such assets to secure the Green Bonds and related guarantees pursuant to an intercreditor agreement.
The Indenture provides for customary events of default (subject in certain cases to customary grace and cure periods), which include nonpayment, breach of certain covenants, payment defaults or acceleration of other indebtedness, a failure to pay certain judgments and certain events of bankruptcy and insolvency. Generally, if an event of default occurs and is continuing, the trustee or holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the then outstanding Green Bonds may declare the principal of, premium, and accrued but unpaid interest on all the Green Bonds to be due and payable. Upon such a declaration, such principal, premium and accrued and unpaid interest will be due and payable immediately.
2036 Convertible Senior Notes
On June 2, 2016, in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers, the Company issued $152,000 aggregate principal amount of the 2036 Convertible Senior Notes bearing interest at a rate of 4.00% per year payable semi-annually in arrears on June 15 and December 15 of each year, beginning December 15, 2016.
On April 12, 2021, the Company issued a notice of redemption to redeem all outstanding 2036 Convertible Senior Notes on June 15, 2021 at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes redeemed. Because the redemption date is the interest payment date relating to the regular record date of June 1, 2021, the holders of the notes on June 1, 2021 were entitled to receive, on the redemption date, the unpaid interest that had accrued on such note. By June 11, 2021, the Company had received notices of conversion from all bondholders on the remaining 2036 Convertible Senior Notes and as of June 15, 2021, all outstanding 2036 Convertible Senior Notes were fully redeemed and all obligations thereto were satisfied and
discharged. The Company elected to settle all conversions of each $1,000 principal amount of such notes being converted, with $1,000 in cash and any conversion value in excess of that amount in shares of the Company's common stock.
Other term debt
On April 22, 2021, REG Ralston, LLC and REG Capital, LLC paid off the outstanding balance of the term loans owed of $12,556 and $6,596, respectively.
Line of Credit

The following table shows the Company's line of credit:
September 30, 2021 December 31, 2020
Amount outstanding under line of credit $ —  $ — 
Maximum available to be borrowed under line of credit $ 249,666  $ 149,666 
On September 30, 2021, REG Services Group, LLC and REG Marketing & Logistics, LLC, wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company (which subsidiaries are referred to as the "subsidiary borrowers" under the following credit agreement), entered into Amendment No. 17 to Credit Agreement, which amends that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of December 23, 2011, by and among the subsidiary borrowers, the lenders party thereto (the “Lenders”), and Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC, as the agent (as amended, the “M&L and Services Revolver”). Effective from September 30, 2021, the maximum commitment of the Lenders under the M&L and Services Revolver to make revolving loans increased to $250,000, subject to borrowing base limitations and further subject to an accordion feature, which allows the borrowers to request commitments for additional revolving loans in an aggregate amount not to exceed to $100,000, the making of which is subject to customary conditions, including the consent of Lenders providing such additional commitments.
The maturity date of the M&L and Services Revolver is September 30, 2026. Loans advanced under the M&L and Services Revolver bear interest based on a one-month LIBOR rate (which shall not be less than zero), plus a margin based on average daily amount the subsidiary borrower are entitled to borrower under the M&L and Services Revolver in each calendar quarter, which may range from 1.50% per annum to 2.00% per annum.
The M&L and Services Revolver contains various loan covenants that restrict each subsidiary borrower’s ability (and subject to certain exceptions, each Plant Loan Party's (as defined below) ability)) to take certain actions, including restrictions on incurrence of indebtedness, creation of liens, mergers or consolidations, dispositions of assets, repurchase or redemption of capital stock, making certain investments, making distributions to the Company unless certain conditions are satisfied, entering into certain transactions with affiliates or changing the nature of the subsidiary’s business. In addition, the subsidiary borrowers are required to maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of at least 1.0 to 1.0 if availability under the M&L and Services Revolver is less than 10% of the $250,000 maximum commitment, or $25,000. The M&L and Services Revolver is secured by the subsidiary borrowers’ membership interests and substantially all of their assets. In addition, the M&L and Services Revolver is secured by the accounts receivable and inventory of REG Albert Lea, LLC, REG Houston, LLC, REG New Boston, LLC, REG Geismar, LLC, and REG Seneca, LLC (collectively, the "Plant Loan Parties") subject to an overall dollar limitation with respect to each Plant Loan Party, and the obligations under the M&L and Services Revolver are guaranteed by the Company.