Verborg Group starts biorefinery Farmsum


The Netherlands – Verborg Group has initiated the start-up phase of its biorefinery in Farmsum. Anticipated to start the delivery of the first refined oil on February 1, the refinery represents a substantial investment in advanced installations dedicated to enhancing the production of animal and vegetable oils and fats.

The genesis of Verborg Group’s Farmsum biorefinery dates back to last year when the company embarked on the construction of this cutting-edge facility. Strategically situated on the Contitank site in Farmsum, the refinery takes root in the expertise of Contitank, renowned for its specialization in the tank storage of animal and vegetable oils and fats. The location, situated on the historic Nedalco site, serves as a testament to the convergence of innovation and industry.

Verborg Group’s commitment to advancing sustainable practices is underscored by its substantial investment of approximately 35 million euros in the new installations. Recognizing the ecological significance of the project, the Province of Groningen extended its support by contributing 2.4 million euros, aligning with the broader regional commitment to environmentally conscious initiatives.

Refinery capacity

The Farmsum biorefinery is poised to redefine the landscape of oil production with its impressive capacity of approximately 600 tons of oil per day, equivalent to an annual output of 200,000 tons. The company, known for supplying palm kernel and coconut oil for technical applications and the animal feed industry, is set to broaden its impact by extending its offerings to include oils in food quality starting March.