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Volume 5, Issue 1

Feature: The bigger the better?
The Netherlands is frequently referred to as the gateway to Europe and is a key trading area for the petrochemical industry. The Port of Rotterdam has an annual throughput of around 400 million tonnes and offers many options to those that choose to store liquid fuel there. It provides easy access to the UK, Swedish, German and Dutch markets. The port has been storing biofuels since the beginning of the century, however witnessed a huge increase in ethanol throughput in 2003. This was followed shortly after by a dramatic rise in biodiesel throughput between 2005 and 2006. Today biofuels storage at the Port of Rotterdam comprises 450,000m3 dedicated to ethanol and 400,000m3 for biodiesel. The rise in throughput was sparked by the implementation of the EU’s first renewable energy directive in 2003, stating that 5.75% of biofuels must be blended with conventional vehicle fuel by the year 2010. Since then Ronald Backers, business developer, Port of Rotterdam, has seen a number of tank terminals at the port expand their storage capacity for biofuels. Q4 2010 saw production and distribution company Caldic Chemie complete phase two of its tank park expansion in the Port of Rotterdam, bringing the total capacity to 172,500m3. Phase two includes the construction of nine new tanks, all of which will store and handle methanol and bioethanol.


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