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European-collected UCO as a sustainable feedstock

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The collection of used cooking oil is crucial to the supply of biodiesel feedstock. Biofuels International spoke to Pol Van Pollaert, Commercial Director of Quatra, a market leader in the collection and recycling of used cooking oil.

Can you introduce yourself to our readers and provide us with a brief history of Quatra?
Quatra is a Belgian company founded by the Van Pollaert family, that, in the past ten years, has grown rapidly to become the European market leader in the collection and recycling of used cooking oil as a biofuel feedstock.
In 2009 my father took over a small Belgian fat collection company. My brother Piet and I quickly saw many opportunities and over the years, more acquisitions followed in Belgium and France. After the purchase of the then Dutch market leader Rotie in 2019, Quatra became the biggest collector in Europe.
Today, Quatra employs more than 500 people and is known for its service and flexibility, with an extensive and fully owned logistics network and an innovative recycling process.

Quatra is involved in the collection of used cooking oil (UCO). How big is this...

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