HISTORY

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1960

René Op de Beeck starts his activities as independent owner of an AVEVE shop, basically selling animal feed and fertilisers.

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1992

Geert Op de Beeck takes over his father’s activities. In addition, the first potato by-products from Belgian processing companies are being sold as animal feed.

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1993

Op de Beeck NV is founded as the umbrella company for all activities.

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1993

The first loads of champost are being sold as the “new” soil improvers.

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1994

Orgacom BVBA is founded.

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1994

Bark is being sold as a horticultural product.

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1999

The manure warehouse in Kallo is completed. Op de Beeck BVBA is granted an environmental permit for the processing of manure at this location.

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2001

Establishment of Compofert NV. This company is a trader of organic fertilisers.

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2002

The animal feed and manure processing activities are separated and Agrophil SPRL is founded. The activities on the separate Philippeville site are launched.

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2002

Foundation of Op de Beeck BVBA, exclusively operating in the horticultural business.

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2003

The current composting plant in Kallo (Spigot hard-floor tunnels) becomes operational.

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2005

Apart from organic residues that are processed into animal feed, from now on organic waste is also processed into energy mixes and other products for anaerobic digestion purposes.

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2007

The first biogas plant of the Op de Beeck Group becomes operational in Kallo.

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2009

The warehouse for processing and unpacking organic wastes becomes operational on the Kallo site.

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2010

The Op de Beeck Group administrative headquarters is transferred from Bouwel to the current offices in Olen.

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2011

Acquisition of the Henrard SA transport company.

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2012

Establishment of Biogas Solutions. As a result, Agrophil, only processing GMP+/FCA waste for animal feed purposes, and Biogas Solutions, processing organic wastes and by-products for anaerobic digestion, are clearly separated.

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2012

The new biogas plant in Kallo, with a 3 MW capacity, becomes operational following a fire in the former installation.

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2014

A new fully automatic unpacking line for soft packaged organic waste is put into operation on the Kallo site.

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2015

The biogas plant in Kallo is expanded. In addition, investments are made in a vegetable oil recovery plant and a drying plant that may be used for drying various kinds of waste streams.

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2016

Group Op de Beeck puts into operation the industrial evaporator for the processing of digestate and highly contaminated organic waste and process waters into dischargeable water on the one hand and nutrient-rich by-products on the other hand.

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2016

The new BTP site is fully operational, reresenting a processing capacity of 150,000 m³ of raw bark/year with an indoor storage capacity of 20,000 m³.

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2018

The new biogas unit at the Kallo site is taken into service, together with the new CHP unit, resulting in a total capacity of 7.5 MW.

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