Global tank storage company Royal Vopak announced on 17 February that it is investing in storage of waste-based feedstocks for the production of biofuels such as biodiesel and bio-jet-fuel in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

A total 16 new tanks with a combined capacity of 64,000m³ would be built at Vopak Terminal Vlaardingen for the storage of waste materials such as used cooking oil (UCO) and tallow.

Vopak said the terminal already had extensive experience in storing these types of products.

“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,” said Patrick van der Voort, Vopak’s division president Europe & Africa.

Headquartered in Rotterdam, Vopak stores and handles a range of products from oil, chemicals, gases and LNG to biofuels and vegetable oils.