Biofuels Alternative Energy

In the port of Rotterdam, the production, trade, storage and transhipment of biofuels come together. The port is ideally situated for the supply of raw materials and biofuels from around the world. The same applies to the distribution of biofuels across Europe. Five biofuel production facilities are located in the port of Rotterdam and there is room for growth.

Biodiesel, renewable diesel and bio-ethanol for Europe

With five manufacturers of biodiesel, bio-ethanol and renewable diesel, the port of Rotterdam is a major biofuel producer for the European market. These biofuels are used for purposes such as road transport, shipping and aviation.

Supply, storage and transhipment of biomass and biofuels

A major condition for the production of biofuels is that sufficient biomass is available or accessible. As Europe's largest port, the port of Rotterdam offers the advantage that raw materials can be supplied inexpensively by ship all year round and from all over the world. The intermodal network of inland shipping, road, rail and short sea enables the simple transportation of biofuels from the port of Rotterdam to their destinations in countries such as Belgium, the United Kingdom, France and Spain. Pipelines connect the port of Rotterdam directly to the airports of Paris, Frankfurt and Schiphol Amsterdam.


For detailed information about the facilities for biofuel transhipment and storage in the port of Rotterdam, see Facts & Figures Rotterdam Energy Port and Petrochemical Cluster.


Would you like to know more about biofuel production in the port of Rotterdam or storage and transhipment possibilities? Please contact:

Stijn Effting Havenbedrijf Rotterdam
Stijn Effting
Program Manager Renewable Chemicals and Fuels
Ronald Backers
Business Intelligence Liquid Bulk
Kesih van den Berg
Business Manager Bulk Cargo & Shipping
+31 (0)10 252 1000 (option 1 choose 3)
Jaap van Dalen
Business Manager Oil and Refining

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