Bio industry

Rotterdam, the world's largest bio industry cluster

The port of Rotterdam accommodates the world’s largest renewable industrial cluster. Here, bio companies benefit from endless possibilities for the supply of all conceivable feedstocks and the global distribution options of finished products. The presence of a strong petrochemical cluster combined with the experience of the existing bio-based industry makes Rotterdam an ideal location for the bio-based industry.

  • Largest renewable industry cluster in the world
  • European hub for biofuels
  • Ideal location for the supply of biobased feedstocks
  • 5 biofuel plants, 2 biochemical companies

The port in figures

The eighth edition of Facts & Figures offers information about developments in the port of Rotterdam between 2009 and 2015. One of the key developments in recent years was the opening of Maasvlakte 2. This land reclamation provides room for new developments in the chemical, renewable energy, container and distribution sectors.


Would you like to know more about biobased industry in the port of Rotterdam or the opportunities of establishing your business on the Plug & Play site? Please contact:

Stijn Effting Havenbedrijf Rotterdam
Stijn Effting
Program Manager Renewable Chemicals and Fuels
Joris Hurenkamp
Sr Business Manager Chemicals and Dry Bulk

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