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Vopak commissions biofuel bunkering capacity

Vopak commissions biofuel bunkering capacity
Accessible via barge, pipeline, or one of nine berths, the Vopak Sebarok Terminal in Singapore has 83 tanks and a total storage capacity of almost 1.4 million m3 (photo courtesy Vopak).

The Netherlands-headed independent tank storage company Royal Vopak N.V. (Vopak) has announced that it has commissioned new bunkering capacity at its Sebarok Terminal in Singapore for blending biofuels into marine fuels.

Since 2022, Vopak has been conducting multiple biofuel trials with its customers, and in response to the increasing demand for biofuel blending and storage solutions, Vopak’s Sebarok Terminal has the potential to repurpose part of the existing capacity for biofuels.

The company has commissioned 40,000 m3 of capacity at its Sebarok terminal for blending biofuels into marine fuels. The existing pipeline system was also converted to a dedicated biofuel blending service.

The new capacity is underpinned by customer commitment. Vopak’s Sebarok Terminal is located close to Singapore’s eastern anchorage, where a large part of bunkering activity takes place.

Our vision for Sebarok Terminal is to be a sustainable multi-fuels hub to strengthen Singapore’s position as the top bunkering hub. As a storage and critical infrastructure services provider, this development can facilitate the entry of more biofuels companies to diversify the supply chain for marine biofuels and accelerate the decarbonization of the shipping industry, commented Rob Boudestijn, President of Business Unit Singapore.

Vopak is accelerating its global portfolio investments towards new energies and sustainable feedstocks for which it has allocated EUR 1 billion in growth capital by 2030.

This will not only shape the future of the company but also positively contribute to the transition within key industrial clusters and the shaping of the energy hubs of the future.

In this, Vopak focuses on developing new infrastructure solutions in the areas of low-carbon and renewable hydrogen including ammonia, liquid hydrogen, Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC), carbon dioxide (CO2), sustainable fuels and feedstocks, and long-duration energy storage.

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