Vertoro to build biofuel plant at Rotterdam

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Green technology company Vertoro has won a European Union grant to develop a lignin crude plant at Rotterdam whose product could be used as biofuel bunkers.
The firm has won a €2 million ReactEU grant to build a 250,000 mt/year commercial-scale biorefinery at Europe’s largest port facility, it revealed in a LinkedIn post recently.
“This biorefinery will convert industrial wood residues like sawdust into some 50 000 mt of cellulosic ethanol, alongside roughly 125,000 mt of lignin-based Goldilocks crude oil,” the company said.
“Our crude has multiple applications including its use as a gasifier and cracker feedstock as well as a marine fuel.”
Biofuel use is growing rapidly in the bunker industry as shipping companies seek to reduce their carbon emissions.