New Hull plant is ‘an industry game changer’

RE:Group UK is poised for further growth following an investment of nearly £2m.

In the first quarter of 2015, the company, which collects and processes aqueous and oily waste and manufactures environmentally sound industrial fuels, is commissioning an innovative processing plant in Hull. The investment has so far generated five new jobs, with a further 19 posts expected to be created over the next two to three years as the plant’s production capacity is developed.

The new environmentally friendly process, which RE:Group claims is an ‘industry game changer’, will improve the processing of waste oils by facilitating a greater recovery rate, removing the need for the use of chemicals and providing a more commercially competitive product.

The company, which specialises in waste oil management and hydrocarbon recovery, currently handles more than 50 million litres of marine and industrial oil each year and sells advanced fuels under its RE:Fuel brand to sectors such as brewing, food production, aggregates and abattoirs.

Managing director, Paul Waine, said: “This is a significant and strategic investment for RE:Group giving us the increased capacity to develop our customer base through providing innovative hydrocarbon based products.”

The new 1.7 acre location in Hull’s riverside industrial area, will allow the company to consolidate operations through creating a physical link with two of its other sites – a tank storage area and fuel production facility. The new location is also home to Clipper House, a 3,200 sq. ft. newly restored Edwardian building, which becomes RE:Group’s new head office.