Food waste and oil converter buys biofuel producer

By Alice Foster contact

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Commercial director Adam Baisley has welcomed Convert2Green customers and staff to Olleco.
Commercial director Adam Baisley has welcomed Convert2Green customers and staff to Olleco.

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The country’s biggest converter of food waste into renewable energy Olleco has acquired a biofuel producer Convert2Green for an undisclosed sum. 

British business Olleco collects used cooking oils and fats from food manufacturers and converts organic waste into renewable energy in the form of biodiesel. 

Last week Olleco announced the acquisition of biodiesel producer Convert2Green, which boosts the number of its depots to 17 nationwide. 

The company said it would now be able to “improve efficiencies and coverage​” in order to improve the used cooking oil service offered to its customers.  

Prevents waste going into landfill​ 

A spokeswoman for Olleco said foodservice companies and manufacturers could use its services as part of their green and eco-friendly initiatives. 

Olleco at a glance

  • More than 550 workers
  • 17 depots, three bio-refineries and a recycling facility
  • Collect used cooking oil from over 50,000 customer sites

“Any waste oil or food from the manufacturing process can be transformed by Olleco into renewable energy,”​ she said. 

“This prevents lots of used oil being wasted by going into landfill, and also saves manufacturers from paying hefty taxes on the disposal of their food waste, as well as raising their environmental profile.”  

Olleco has three bio-refineries and a recycling facility in Liverpool, which turns used cooking oil into biodiesel. It employs more than 550 workers in the UK.

‘Build on strong foundation’

The company described Convert2Green’s work on producing carbon efficient fuels as an addition to its range of low carbon bio-liquid fuels.

Following the completion of the acquisition, commercial director Adam Baisley welcomed Convert2Green customers and staff to Olleco.

“We aim to build on the strong foundation the company has established and extend our reliable and award-winning services to our new customers,”​ Baisley said.

As well as collecting used cooking oil and food waste from companies,Olleco also distributes fresh cooking oil to the catering industry.

Olleco services

“Any waste oil or food from the manufacturing process can be transformed by Olleco into renewable energy.”​ 

  • Spokeswoman at Olleco

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