GEIR, the European Re-Refining Industry Association, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. To mark this event, leaders of the re-refining industry from around the world will get together and discuss business challenges and opportunities in this industry. This celebration will be held alongside the UEIL Annual Congress, which will take place from 23 to 25 October in Cannes, France.
GEIR was established in 1969. It represents 16 waste oil re-refining companies in 11 European countries, i.e. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Portugal, Romania, the UK, Bulgaria and Belarus. GEIR member companies are active throughout Europe in supporting the collection of used oils and the re-refining of waste oils back to valuable lubricant base oils. About 80 per cent of Europe’s waste oil re-refining industry is represented by GEIR.