23rd July 2018

Argent Energy Group acquires Biodiesel Amsterdam


Press Release

23rd July 2018

Global group reaches agreement to acquire the assets of Amsterdam Biodiesel & Tank Storage Facility

Biodiesel, Cleaning & Tank Storage Amsterdam assets bought by Argent Energy Group a subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Ltd

Argent Energy Netherlands B.V. have reached agreement to acquire the biodiesel production, tank storage and cleaning facilities of the Amsterdam based Simadan Group and expect 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.

Argent Energy Managing Director, Jim Walker said: “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.”

For further information contact: Dickon Posnett, Director of Corporate Affairs, Argent Energy.
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