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Ellesmere Port’s new £75m waste chip oil plant will power cars
Harnessing the power of old chip fat to fuel cars, buses and lorries may seem far-fetched but that’s exactly how a new company at Ellesmere Port will make its living.
Argent Energy (UK) Limited is setting up a new £75m biodiesel fuel production facility at Stanlow this summer creating up to 60 new jobs.
The plant will convert waste fats, oils and grease – which are often washed down the drain and block sewers – into renewable transport fuels.
The site, which is the first of its kind in Europe, will process up to 250,000 tonnes of waste into around 85 million litres of biodiesel a year, equivalent to around 800 million miles of carbon-free travel.
Biodiesel made from waste can produce 90 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels.Read More
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