Vopak adds new capacity for biofuel bunkering in Singapore

Independent infrastructure provider Vopak has commissioned 40,000 cubic meters of capacity at its Sebarok terminal in Singapore for blending biofuels into marine fuels and converted the existing pipeline system to a dedicated biofuel blending service.

Sebarok terminal. Courtesy of Vopak

According to Vopak, the new capacity at the Sebarok terminal, which is located close to Singapore’s eastern anchorage, is underpinned by customer commitment.

The company said it has been conducting multiple biofuel trials with its customers since 2022, and in response to the increasing demand, recognized the potential to repurpose part of the existing capacity to biofuels at Sebarok terminal.

Commenting on this development, Rob Boudestijn, President of Business Unit Singapore, said: “Our vision for Sebarok terminal is to be a sustainable multi-fuels hub to strengthen Singapore’s position as the top bunkering hub. As a storage and critical infrastructure services provider, this development can facilitate the entry of more biofuels companies to diversify the supply chain for marine biofuels and accelerate the decarbonisation of the shipping industry.”

Vopak is accelerating its global portfolio investments towards new energies and sustainable feedstocks for which it has allocated €1 billion in growth capital by 2030.

In line with this, the company is focused on developing new infrastructure solutions in the areas of low-carbon and renewable hydrogen (ammonia, liquid hydrogen, LOHC), CO2, sustainable fuels & feedstocks, and long-duration energy storage. 

Vopak, through its joint venture with the Port of Singapore Authority Corporation, is also looking into the expansion of its ammonia storage infrastructure for low-carbon power generation and bunker fuels at its Banyan terminal in Singapore.

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