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Royal Vopak invests in biofuel feedstock storage capacity in the Port of Rotterdam

The Netherlands-headed independent tank storage company Royal Vopak N.V. (Vopak) has announced that it is investing in the Port of Rotterdam for the storage of waste-based feedstocks for the production of biofuels such as biodiesel and biojet fuel. In total 16 new tanks with a combined capacity of 64 000 m3 will be built at Vopak Terminal Vlaardingen for the storage of waste materials, such as used cooking oil (UCO) and tallow.

Vopak Terminal Vlaardingen large-scale independent terminal with deep-sea access in the Port of Rotterdam is specialized in storing vegetable oils and fats, oleochemicals, biodiesel, and base oil. The tank farm has currently 293 tanks in various sizes that can store 565 102 m3. This will be expanded by another 16 tanks and 64 000 m3 (photo courtesy Vopak).

According to a statement, the market for energy from renewable sources in Europe is rising, also as a result of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED II).

Vopak Terminal Vlaardingen, part of Royal Vopak a leading independent international tank storage company, already has extensive experience in storing these types of products. The terminal is strategically located within the Port of Rotterdam and is well connected for intermodal logistics by vessels, barges, trucks, and trains.

This project fits well within Vopak’s ambition to support our customers and society by developing and investing in infrastructure solutions for facilitating more sustainable energies and feedstocks. We are looking forward to continuing to invest in the Port of Rotterdam, said Patrick van der Voort, Vopak’s Division President Europe & Africa.

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