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First Large Scale Rapeseed Plant Being Built in UK Since 1980s

RCMA Group, which was launched 230 years ago as a corn trading company but has since grown into a global commodities trader, is building the first large-scale rapeseed processing plant in the UK since the 1980s.

The facility, which will be located in Atherstone-on-Sour, will process only UK-grown rapeseed in answer to growing demand from UK food buyers for a rapeseed supply chain that offers complete traceability.

The facility is also being built with a high level of sustainability integrated into its infrastructure. It will be able to generate its own internal energy from a combined heat and power plant that will use UK forestry residues and offcuts as its biomass fuel and is being situated in close proximity to rapeseed production to reduce transportation needs.

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