Established in 2001 and acquired by John Swire & Sons (Green Investments) Ltd in 2013, Argent Energy is the leading European producer of biodiesel from wastes..
~ Production starts at Motherwell site
~ Investment of £17 million. Capability of 45k tonnes per annum
~ First biodiesel producer in Europe to utilise high risk category 1 tallow
~ Commercial relationship begins with Stagecoach
~ First bus fleet in Scotland converted to run on biodiesel.
~ Additional new customers switch to high bio-blend diesel.
~ Pre treatment plant commissioned
~ £1.8 million investment.
~ Award won for "Most Sustainable Biodiesel Producer”.
~ Argent Energy awarded World Biodiesel Corporation of the Year World Refining Association
~ Trials using Argent Biodiesel start with Transport for London.
~ Fuel supply rolled out across Scotland
~ Awarded Manufacturing and Processing UK winner, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards.
~ Fuel supply rolled out across England
~ Awarded the Green Business of the year 2012 Scottish Business Awards and most innovative green product Insider Magazine.
~ Installation of pioneering technology to improve sustainability to provide a sustainable and environmentally successful use for problematic, low cost waste streams and complete a new value chain from food waste to bio diesel.
~ Successful tailpipe and emissions testing in conjunction with TFL where CO2 emissions were reduced by 14% using B30 biodiesel (Millbrook trial).
~ Acquisition by John Swire and Sons Ltd
~ Won national fuel supply contracts for high bio blend diesel
~ Fuel supply rolled out across London (3000 + vehicles)
~ Acquisition of Argent Oil Terminal
~ Win the ‘Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year’ Award and the ‘Winner of Winners’ Award at the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards.
~ First fuel supply to customers in Wales.
~ Commissioning of bio-diesel plant at Stanlow.
~ Research & Development Projects ongoing
~ Win two categories at the National Recycling Awards in London