Stolthaven partners with Olleco to build UCO processing plant
Stolthaven Terminals, a leading provider of storage services for chemicals, clean petroleum products, gas, vegetable oils, biofuels and oleochemicals, is partnering with cooking oil supplier and collector, Olleco, to build a state-of-the-art used cooking oil (UCO) processing plant at its Dagenham facility in the United Kingdom.
“This is an exciting next step for Olleco. The new facility will deliver efficient conversion of our waste oil, whilst adding capacity to facilitate our continued growth. We’re delighted to partner with Stolthaven, a company that aligns with our values and is committed to the renewable agenda,” said Ciara O’Keeffe O’Donovan, Olleco executive member.
Stolthaven Dagenham has allocated land to Olleco to build the facility, which will process UCO collected from restaurants and food production sites. It will then be transferred to Stolthaven Dagenham’s storage tanks before it is converted into renewable, low-carbon biodiesel fuel.
Stolthaven Dagenham is the closest storage terminal to Central London and is well connected by road to the greater London area and South East England, making it a strategic new location for Olleco, which has several UCO processing sites in other parts of the UK.
This long-term partnership with Olleco aligns with both companies’ focus on developing sustainable energy alternatives. It also supports Stolthaven Terminals’ sustainability strategy and highlights its commitment to providing bespoke solutions for its customers.
“We are pleased to welcome Olleco to our Stolthaven Dagenham terminal,” said Steve Walker, general manager, Stolthaven Dagenham. “In recent years, we have invested significantly in the terminal—including a new jetty due for completion this year—to ensure we continue to meet the specific needs of our customers and we are looking forward to partnering with Olleco on this project.”
“Our new partnership with Olleco highlights the significance of waste oil in the production of biofuels and the role we play in the supply chain and the transition to sustainable products and alternative fuels. Together with our sister companies, Stolt Tankers and Stolt Tank Containers, we provide safe, integrated storage and handling solutions to the biofuel industry worldwide and our Dagenham terminal stores UCO for several customers,” said Pim van den Doel, Stolthaven Terminals’ Commercial and Business Development manager (EMEA).