VARO and GPS complete Amsterdam rail ethanol facility

Storage and logistics provider GPS Group and energy transition company VARO Energy have completed a new railway line and ethanol storage tanks in the Port of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
The two companies announced the project in November 2020. The new ethanol storage tanks at GPS’ storage and blending facility are connected to 20 class 1 tanks in the Port of Amsterdam by the new railway line. It is one of only a few rail facilities in the ARA region which enables the movement of traditional fuels and bio products. The new state-of-the-art facilities will be solely used by VARO, and will enter service on 1 February 2022.
“A modern and flexible infrastructure is a key ingredient for the energy transition. We are delighted that through the strategic collaboration with our long-term partner GPS Group, we have re-purposed existing assets and built new infrastructure. Biofuels will continue to play an important role in the energy mix and as a pioneer in biofuels and as one of the largest providers of biofuels in the ARA-region, this new rail system and new capacity to store ethanol in the Port of Amsterdam are crucial to increase our capability to blend and deliver products safely across Europe,” says Dev Sanyal, CEO of VARO Energy, who started in the role on 1 January 2022.

(Source: Tank Storage Magazine)

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