Vopak investing in Rotterdam storage for waste-based feedstocks

The company is adding 64,000 cubic metres (cbm) of storage for feedstock at Vopak Terminal Vlaardingen  to be used in the production of biofuels.

The renewable feedstocks that can be stored in the 16 new tanks are waste materials, such as used cooking oil and tallow. The feedstocks will be used in products such as biodiesel and bio-jet fuel.

Announcing the news, Vopak highlighted the increasing demand in Europe for energy from renewable sources, along with the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive II.

The terminal at Vlaardingen is strategically situated within the Port of Rotterdam with good transport links, via vessels, barges, trucks and trains.

Patrick van der Voort, Vopak’s Division President Europe & Africa, commented on the new storage: ‘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.’

Lesley Bankes-Hughes

Lesley Bankes-Hughes