CLH biofuel supply up 27% on 2011
Spanish oil storage and transportation company CLH Group supplied over 2.4 million m3 of biofuels throughout 2012, a 27% increase on what it delivered in 2011.
In a statement the company said 2.1 million m3 of this was biodiesel and the remaining 0.3 million m3 was bioethanol. Of the 2.1 million m3 of biodiesel, 700,000m3 was accounted for by second generation hydrobiodiesel (HVO) which, according to CLH, has seen a rise in popularity throughout the last 12 months.
In recent years the group has invested over €25 million in adapting its facilities to receive, store and distribute biofuels. It currently owns 13 plants which can handle diesel blended with biodiesel, and a further nine for the blending of petrol with ethanol. The company says these biofuel facilities are based in areas where the consumption of renewable liquid transport fuels is highest.
CLH owns 38 storage terminals with a total 7.8 million m3 capacity, and a pipeline network of more than 4,000km long. It also has 28 airport facilities.