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Greenenergy acquires biodiesel manufacturing facility in UK

1:23 PM MST | January 30, 2015 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Greenergy (London) has acquired Harvest Biofuels' (London) biodiesel manufacturing facility at Seal Sands in the Teesside region of the United Kingdom. The acquisition of Harvest's manufacturing assets gives Greenergy additional biodiesel production capacity...


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