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Argent Energy Group to acquire Biodiesel Amsterdam

UK-headed Argent Energy Group a subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Ltd has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Amsterdam Biodiesel & Tank Storage Facility in the Netherlands, the company's first foray outside the UK.

The first production of biodiesel from Argent Energy's Stanlow plant –all the biodiesel is distilled after double­-transesterification, the only plant in the UK to do so (photo courtesy Argent Energy).

The first production of biodiesel from Argent Energy’s Stanlow plant –all the biodiesel is distilled after double­-transesterification, the only plant in the UK to do so (photo courtesy Argent Energy).

Argent Energy Netherlands B.V. has reached an agreement to acquire the biodiesel production, tank storage and cleaning facilities of the Amsterdam based Simadan Group and expects the deal to be completed by early September.

The deal is subject to various conditions being met, including the agreement to the transactions from regulatory authorities.

Argent Energy is involved in large scale commercial biodiesel production in the UK. The award-winning firm makes its clean, green road fuel by recycling wastes and residues from other industries – specifically waste from the food industry and tallow from the meat industry.

It has also pioneered the use of low-grade waste fats and oils such as “fatbergs” from the UK’s water industry.

The addition of these facilities represents the first step for Argent Energy replicating its successful business outside the UK.

This investment will allow Argent to develop our capability of recycling waste fats and oils in the production of biofuel. It further underlines Swire’s commitment to contribute to the global reduction of CO2 emissions, just as the UK and the EU are legislating for continued decarbonisation of transport to 2030 and beyond, said Jim Walker, Managing Director, Argent Energy Group.

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