• A Part of BPG

    Blue Phoenix operates as a global division under the waste management platform, BPG. Our Group is committed to reshaping the waste management industry and driving innovative solutions for the circular economy.

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Our Group

At BPG, we are committed to reshaping the waste management industry and driving innovative solutions for the circular economy and infrastructure sector. As a global waste management platform, our diverse portfolio under BPG encompasses various divisions, each contributing to our mission of building a sustainable future.

Our Journey

Our journey at BPG began with a vision to transform waste into valuable resources. Over the years, we have achieved significant milestones and expanded our operations globally. Our history roadmap highlights key moments in our evolution, starting from developing solutions for IBA processing, transforming it into sustainable products. As we expanded and diversified our solutions, our commitment to addressing challenges in the waste management industry led us to develop BPG as a global waste management platform. Today, we continue to evolve and broaden our scope within the waste management sector, driven by our dedication to innovation and sustainability. As we continue to innovate and grow, we invite you to join us in our mission to create a more sustainable future. Together, we can make a positive impact on the environment and build a world where resources are valued, not wasted.

Our history


Aquisition of RGS Nordic marks the starts of a new construction and demolition waste recycling division


C.C. Umwelt and the IBA processing and aggregates division of BPG rebranded into Blue Phoenix.


DGT (UK) and Stratego (DE) are rebranded into the QR Metals portfolio.


Expansion into Australia, as Perth plant is expected to become operational in 2024.

Jul 2021

R&D project, CEMPR is created and gets approval for demo IBA Filler plant.

Feb 2021

Acquired C.C. Gruppe, a major player in the German IBA processing market.

Jan 2020

The metal refinery division is branded as QR Metals.

Jan 2020

Inashco and Ballast Phoenix Ltd are rebranded as Blue Phoenix Group.

Dec 2019

UK metal upgrading business set up by acquisition of DGT (founded in 1998).


Further business expansion with the 100% acquisition of ACCN in Europe.

Feb 2017

Founding of JV ACCN with Boskalis.

Nov 2015

Acquisition of Elemetal B.V. in the Netherlands.

Jul 2015

Acquisition of Ballast Phoenix Ltd, UK’s leading bottom ash treatment company.

Mar 2014

Founding of JV ERS with Wheelabrator Inc. in the US, jointly developing a technique to extract metals from US ash.

Jun 2013

Operations are expanded into the US with the start of the Richmond facility.


Inashco is founded as a spin-off from the Delft University of Technology.


Founding Ballast Phoenix Ltd and start of UK operations.

Other BPG Divisions

QR Metals

QR Metals is dedicated to the refinery of recovered ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals into high quality metals for sale to the metal smelter industries. With decades of knowledge and expertise in metal extraction, QR Metals plays a vital role in conserving metal resources and minimising environmental impact through metal recycling.

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CEMPR is a research and innovation division within BPG that researches to produce a low-carbon filler from incinerator bottom ash (IBA) that can replace cement in concrete production.  The development of a more sustainable alternative to cement has huge environmental upsides for reducing the carbon footprint of the construction and infrastructure industries.