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Innovative Business of the Year Award Winner

Argent Energy were the 2019 winners of the Innovative Business award.  Find out more about them and what they do in this blog.

Where are they based?

Motherwell – Stanlow – Ellesmere Port


What do they do?        

Producers of Bio Diesel


Why were they nominated?      

Argent Energy were founders of the first centre in the UK to support sustainable biofuel.  They developed a novel process of converting BSE contaminated animal fat (tallow) into sustainable biofuel.


Champions of community engagement they promote public awareness of low carbon and sustainability.


What have they achieved?    

Argent Energy is an award winning Scottish company having been named Most Sustainable Biodiesel Supplier/Producer at the World Biofuels Conference, they were awarded Biodiesel Corporation of the Year by the World Refining Association and also named the Green Business of the Year at the Scottish Business Awards.


Argent Energy have developed the technology to deal with unconventional, degraded and challenging waste oils and fats.  These materials convert into biodiesel with no direct or indirect land use change.  The plant in Motherwell produces 60 million litres of sustainable biodiesel per year from a variety of waste oils.  They are in the process of working with companies to remove fat from sewers and process it through their unique technology to remove contamination and produce clean oil suitable for production of biodiesel.


A notable campaign that Argent were involved in was to power a fleet of Stagecoach buses with biodiesel produced from cooking oil provided by passengers in return for a cheaper bus ticket.  This not only reduced local waste but produced sustainable fuel for the buses and increased passenger numbers.


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