ABP Renewables subsidiary AGRI has opened a state-of-the-art bio diesel plant in Liverpool, England, on the back of its recent multi-million pound investment into bio diesel production.
The multi-tiered Co Louth food group says its advanced processing plant in Bootle will be solely dedicated to producing bio diesel from used cooking oil. This will complement AGRI’s existing national used cooking oil collection business. The plant is able to produce 16 million litres of EN14214 bio diesel per year — a European specification of bio diesel that isn’t usually achievable with standard technology in bio diesel plants when using used cooking oil .
ABP stated: “The plant is constructed on a Brownfield site which has a history of reprocessing oils and fats going back over 150 years. AGRI has been able to not only regenerate an area of Liverpool but also create green employment opportunities.”
Meanwhile, ABP Food Group has also been awarded ‘Own Label Supplier of the Year’ in the Meat, Fish & Poultry category of the Grocer Supplier Awards.
An ABP spokesperson stated: “We are especially pleased as this award is voted for by our customers. We take great pride in what we do and I would like to take the opportunity to say thank-you to all our customers.”
ABP operates a range of businesses in Ireland, Britain, Poland and throughout continental Europe across its five main divisions: beef, proteins, pet foods, convenience foods and renewables. The group’s head office is in Ardee, Co Louth.
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