Slicker Recycling up for national award thanks to waste oil to base oil innovation

A specialist Worcestershire oil and waste recycling firm has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.

Slicker Recycling, which specialises in the collection and recycling of waste oils and commercial garage waste from across the UK, has been named as a finalist in this year’s National Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management.

The Stourport-On-Severn company, which handles over 75 million litres of used lubricating oil every year, is shortlisted in the ‘Circular Economy Success’ category for the successful launch of its £70 million Avista Green base oil re-refinery in Denmark which it opened in July 2020 in a joint-venture with its German partners, Avista AG.

The state-of-the-art facility, which sees used lubricating oils transported from the UK, regenerates over 100,000 tonnes of used engine and machine oil annually – giving a variety of environmental benefits, including reduced CO2 emissions.

Mark Olpin, managing director of Slicker Recycling said: “Our vision is to be the leader in environmentally sustainable waste management, where our new joint-venture re-refinery is a big part of that drive.

“To be shortlisted for such a respected and prestigious industry award is brilliant news for our business and recognises the huge amount of planning, work and investment that has gone in to make the project a reality.

“Ultimately it is a facility which has the proven technology to deliver countless environmental and carbon footprint benefits. We are delighted with its success and the interest it has created from around the world for its innovative approach.

“It is another proud moment for the whole team to be shortlisted and we look forward to the finals next month.”

Slicker, which employs 190 people, will now go to the final in July when the winners are announced.

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