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StocExpo delegates receive exclusive access to terminal tour

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Anamika Talwaria

Editor & Head of Content for Tank Storage Magazine & StocExpo and Chair of Women in Tanks.

The long-awaited StocExpo opens its doors this morning at 9:00am at the Rotterdam Ahoy (and there’s still time to register now). The premier event that brings the liquid bulk and tank storage industry together, StocExpo 2024 has a keen focus on sustainability and future fuels for 2024.

And a handful of delegates and VIPs were lucky enough to experience the knowledge-sharing and networking the event has to offer a day early, during the Euro Tank Terminal (ETT) tour. VTTI’s gem of a terminal, located in Rotterdam, is a beacon of adaptability. Sitting on the cutting-edge, the terminal currently stores a variety of products including methanol, ethanol, jet fuel, and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Delegates were able to tour the Rotterdam facility, exploring ETT’s different tank sizes, products and modalities. The handling of SAF is the most recent addition to the terminal, which looks to be a promising market. Looking towards the likelihood of mandated blending of SAF into the jet fuel market, this helps put ETT ahead of the curve.

VTTI’s key aim is to ensure energy security, whilst simultaneously maintaining affordability, and progressing the energy transition through various future fuels. Tackling this energy trilemma is no easy feat, and delegates to StocExpo will be able to hear the European Commission’s take on the matter at 10:00.

ETT plans to have at least 50% of its business coming from transitional and renewable energies by 2028, and is preparing to reduce its own carbon footprint significantly, reaching net zero by 2042. It is contracting its on-site energy from sustainable sources, such as wind and solar power, with solar capacity installed at the main pump room, as well as a contract with an external electricity company, generating power via wind.

Delegates on the terminal tour were also shown around the control room, to experience how VTTI’s ETT prioritises safety, while still maintaining efficiency. This kind of knowledge-sharing to help develop best practices and improve the tank terminal industry thrive at StocExpo, so opening the show with such an impressive display was great synergy with the event.

Register now for StocExpo and download the Event App for the best experience.

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