Ecoslops, player in the circular economy, is implementing innovative technology to regenerate oil residues into new fuels and light bitumen. The first industrial processing unit of Ecoslops, with an annual production capacity of 30,000 tons / year, is located in the port of Sines (Portugal).
Other projects are being developed in Marseilles - La Mède (France), Antwerp (Belgium) and the Suez Canal region (Egypt).

Ecoslops' technology is based on :

  • a perfect mastery of the collection, processing and refining processes of slops and sludges
  • and a major innovation: the P2R column.

With its integrated and innovative approach, Ecoslops offers port infrastructure, waste collectors as well as ship owners an economic, ecological, traceable and transparent solution that complies with international and European regulations on the collection and processing of slops.

A first industrial-scale processing unit is operational since June 2015, in the port of Sines, Portugal.

Key dates

Ecoslops benefits from more than 10 years of research and development which has demonstrated the effectiveness of its technology and led to its industrial-scale development.

  • 2018

    Start of studies and purchasing for the Marseille unit.
    Mini-P2R pilot construction.

  • 2017

    Signature of a Letter Of Intent (LOI) with the Suez Canal Zone Authorities (SCZone), and signature of a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) for a regeneration unit with the Port Of Antwerp (POA).
    Building and operating permit application for the Marseilles site to the competent authorities.

  • 2016

    Signature of a Memorandum Of Understanding with Total for a regeneration unit in Marseille.

  • 2015

    Commissioning of the unit in the Port of Sinès, Portugal.
    Ecoslops' IPO.

  • End of 2014

    Signature of a commercial agreement with MSC, the second largest international container shipping company, for the collection of hydrocarbon residues from the container terminal of the port of Sines (Portugal).

  • 2011 – 2014

    Industrial scale transition.
    Identification of the site of Sines, development of the project and beginning of the construction. Ecoslops obtains the exclusivity of slops collection services for the port of Sines.
    Technical development in parallel with the implementation of the plant to improve the efficiency of the P2R column.

  • 2010

    The company signs a cooperation agreement with Heurtey Petrochem to develop the P2R column commercially and technically.

  • 2009

    Creation of Ecoslops by Michel Pingeot, Jean-Claude Company, Vincent Favier and Gemmes Venture.

  • 2008 - 2009

    Commissioning of the pilot technology, with the support of OSEO and the ambition to address the issue of marine hydrocarbon residues treatment.
    Validation of the process and its ability to refine mixtures of hydrocarbon residues to extract recycled fuels (Gas Oil and Fuel Oil). This process gave rise to the P2R.