The Sławków plant is expected to come online in mid-2009 and will be the biggest of this type in Poland. Skotan had originally planned to build two smaller facilities, but the tie-up with AT enabled it to build a much larger plant and the other project was put on hold pending completion of the Sławków facility.
Skotan-Ester's growth strategy entails acquisitions of rivals and possibly a stock market debut. The partnership with AT reflects Skotan's recent shift of strategic focus to biodiesel production and marketing. (Puls Biznesu, p. 9) R.M.