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Biomass volumes boost at the port of Amsterdam

Due to focus on renewable energy The port of Amsterdam is gearing-up for a boom in biomass volumes as a result of an increasing focus on renewable energy and new Dutch Government proposals which means that the port could see handling of biomass products rise from a current 1.5 million tonnes per annum to 6 million by 2020.To meet the expected growth in this sector, the port will allow existing fossil fuel terminals to expand but will not allow the building of any new ones as it increases its focus on bio-energy as well as cooperating with the port of Duisburg to redevelop a transhipment terminal to enable the storage and transhipment of biomass to Duisburg for customers from Amsterdam.Managing Director of the Commercial Department of Port of Amsterdam Koen Overtoom says the growth in European biomass demand is largely due to moves by Germany to phase out its nuclear power stations by 2022 and an increased focus by other European countries on energy sources that are less polluting than fossil fuels.But the port also hopes to benefit from proposals recently unveiled in the Dutch Government's Energy Report 2011, which include a requirement to make the use of some biomass ...

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