Alfa Laval acquires Ageratec

By | July 13, 2010
Posted Aug. 12, 2010

Alfa Laval, a leading heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling company, has acquired the remaining shares in the Swedish biodiesel company Ageratec AB. Ageratec will be fully integrated into Alfa Laval and the company stated it will become an application center for biodiesel in the market unit vegetable oil technology segment, located in Norrkoping, Sweden.

"The integration of Ageratec is in line with our strategy to strengthen our position within the biodiesel industry," stated Bent Sarup, market unit manager, vegetable oil technology. "We see very good synergies between Ageratec's skid mounted turn-key biodiesel plant concept and our pretreatment process technologies for biodiesel. We are confident that the full integration of Ageratec will create good opportunities for the future."

Ageratec, founded in 1998, is a technology provider of modular biodiesel plants scalable for capacity of 1 to 90 gallons (2 to 340 liters) per day. The plants are built to industrial quality standards, capable of producing ASTM or EN compliant biodiesel. Feedstocks include a broad range of fats and oils, with a clear focus on inedible feedstocks having a high-fatty acid content (up to 100 percent free fatty acids) offering superior cost advantages to the buyer.

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