Aldel, bought by global industrial commodities company Klesch Group in 2009, applied for bankruptcy in a Dutch court on 30th December 2013 and had expected a decision on the same day.

Klesch said in October 2013 that the Dutch regional government of Groningen had agreed to loan Adel 7 million euros ($9.6 million) to finalise a long-term deal to connect Adel to the German power grid.