Greenergy, a prominent player in the European biofuel industry, proudly announces the successful completion of expansion projects at two of their biodiesel facilities, located in the UK and Amsterdam. These upgrades, focused on enhancing the pre-treatment process capability, enable the processing of a broader spectrum of waste oils into lower carbon biodiesel, contributing to reduced emissions in the transport sector.
As a leading European producer of biodiesel derived from waste materials, Greenergy’s Amsterdam plant has undergone a 25% increase in production capability. This strategic enhancement aims to meet the growing demand for waste-based biofuels, aligning with the company’s commitment to sustainability.
Christian Flach, CEO of Greenergy, highlighted the significance of these expansion works, stating, “We are constantly looking at how we can increase efficiency across our own operations, and the commissioning of these expansion works in Amsterdam and on Teesside is key to our strategy to support the energy transition through waste-derived fuel products.”
Greenergy, originally founded with a focus on supplying diesel with lower emissions, has evolved into Europe’s largest manufacturer of waste-based biodiesel. Their commitment to reducing emissions in transport fuels is evident in their strategic approach, leveraging global supply chains to source the most cost-effective feedstocks and products. This ensures a reliable supply for their market-leading customers and reinforces their dedication to advancing sustainable solutions in the energy sector.
Creating sustainable biofuel supply chains
Greenergy has been an industry leader in the development of biofuel sustainability and traceability standards since 2007, when we developed the first standard for Brazilian bioethanol. We have continued to collaborate with NGOs, Governments, and regulatory bodies, as well as the agricultural, waste management and oil industries to continuously improve the audit standards that are used to verify environmental sustainability and traceability through our global biofuel and raw material supply chains.
In 2022, we conducted 47 independent audits of the biofuels we supplied, with no adverse findings. We opt for monthly audits rather than the annual regulatory minimum, to ensure we have the most robust checks on biofuel procurement and production in the industry.
Our traders work closely with the supply chain to find biofuels that deliver against our sustainability objectives. We engage closely on the ground with any new suppliers from our biofuels procurement bases in UK, Amsterdam, Houston, Dubai, Singapore, Sao Paolo and Australia. Every purchase and transfer of biofuel is conducted according to EU approved standards, and Greenergy has developed highly trained teams and procedures to build those standards into our day-to-day practices and checks.
We continue to work with industry standards bodies and national biofuel regulators to help them improve the quality of the certification process and adapt to new biofuel supply chains.