Student scientists hear from industry experts


Representatives from the UK's foremost premium biodiesel producer recently visited science students at New College Lanarkshire to promote the importance of green energy.

Raymond Knox, Quality Manager and Angela Sweeney, Laboratory Manager at Argent Energy UK visited the College’s specialist science facilities in Coatbridge to speak to NQ and HNC Applied Science Students about their business and their responsibility in supplying high grade, sustainable diesel from waste.

Students were told about how Argent Energy UK turns waste oils from food production and sewer “fatbergs” into diesel oil, which is then used to power vehicles on the roads around the world.

They also explored the role of a laboratory technician, discussing the techniques used in a professional laboratory which they have already learned in the classroom.

Derek Steven, Curriculum and Quality Leader in the Faculty of Care and Science, said:

“The presentation was an interesting insight into the very important area of socially responsible science and the relevance of what we teach to our students was definitely evident. All the students enjoyed the visit and it reaffirmed the various avenues they can explore following completion of their studies.

I’d like to thank Argent Energy for taking the time out to visit and inspire the future generation of scientists.”

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Argent Energy are looking to employ a Modern Apprentice in Laboratory Science teaming up with New College Lanarkshire to deliver the academic and vocational elements of the MA. You can find out more here:

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