In December 2023, Pioneer acquired Esken Renewables, the leading UK supplier of biomass fuel from waste wood and forest-by-products.

Founded in 2009, the Company supplies 1.7 million tonnes of fuel to the UK biomass sector, under long-term contracts. The majority of the renewable biomass fuel comes from waste wood which otherwise would be destined for landfill and Esken develops solutions across the whole waste and recycling supply chain, from collection and processing, to renewable fuel supply. Pioneer will scale the business and maximise opportunities to support the decarbonisation of hard to abate sectors.