Greenergy announces that it has today acquired Harvest Biofuels' biodiesel manufacturing facility at Seal Sands on Teesside, England. The acquisition of Harvest's manufacturing assets gives Greenergy additional biodiesel production capacity with which to meet its own biofuel blending obligations under the UK's Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.

Greenergy already owns and operates a waste based biodiesel facility at Immingham on the east coast of England. Production from the Immingham facility is insufficient to meet the company's growing biodiesel blending requirements in the UK and therefore these have been met partially through imported biodiesel. The addition of the Seal Sands facility, which also produces biodiesel from waste oils, will reduce reliance on these imports and allow Greenergy to meet more of its biodiesel blending obligations through its own production.

As part of the agreement reached with Harvest:

  • Greenergy has taken on Harvest Biofuels' biodiesel storage contract at Dordrecht in the Netherlands.
  • Harvest Energy will become an ex-rack customer of Greenergy for petrol and diesel for its customers in the South East of England, Teesside and in Scotland.

Andrew Owens, Greenergy Chief Executive, said:

"The acquisition of the Harvest biodiesel plant will help bring our own production and blend requirements into balance. Most of the biodiesel that we blend into diesel in the UK will now be manufactured and quality assured in our own facilities.

"There are great opportunities to improve further the performance of both manufacturing sites by making best use of feedstock, through technology transfer and the sharing of best practice."