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Ineratec, Zenith Energy Terminals to develop commercial-scale eFuels plant in Port of Amsterdam

Strengthening the Dutch-German efforts striving for a sustainable energy supply, Ineratec and Zenith Energy Terminals sign an MOU to build up eFuels production capacity in the Port of Amsterdam. (Photo: Ineratec)

Ineratec announced May 4 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Zenith Energy Terminals to build a power-to-liquid (PtL) plant in the Port of Amsterdam.

The signing took place during a delegation trip to the Netherlands with the minister of economy with the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

The PtL plant is planned to produce up to 35,000 metric tons of eFuels per year from locally generated and imported green hydrogen and up to 100,000 tons per year of CO2, which will be captured from Dutch industry and used as a key feedstock to the Ineratec process.

The sustainable eFuels that Ineratec will produce in Amsterdam will contribute to the Dutch goal of achieving a circular economy and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.

Ineratec plans to produce and refine eFuels including sustainable kerosene, clean diesel and CO2-neutral gasoline, delivered directly to offtakers active in shipping, aviation and road transportation as early as 2027.

The Port of Amsterdam, with its strategic location in Europe, was chosen as the preferred site for the plant, given its geographic positioning and access to key infrastructure.

The Port of Amsterdam has placed strategic emphasis on promoting responsible operations and circular economy principles, to further bolster its standing as a sustainable-energy port.

Backed by such efforts, the Port of Amsterdam provides the perfect setting for an innovative plant installation.

“This project is another step towards achieving our shared goal of creating a more sustainable future,” said Philipp Engelkamp, chief commercial officer of Ineratec. “The combination of our competence will enable us to produce eFuels on a large scale and make a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions—not only at the production site, but worldwide.”

Jeff Armstrong, CEO of Zenith Energy Terminals, added, “We are delighted to be working with Ineratec, providing them a springboard for their eFuels production. Zenith Energy’s Amsterdam Terminal is a perfect partner and we are pleased to offer Ineratec access to experienced energy-handling operations, strong supply chains and key logistics.”

Koen Overtoom, CEO of the Port of Amsterdam, said, “Port of Amsterdam is very pleased with the plans presented by Zenith Energy Terminals and Ineratec. This development aligns closely with our strategic ambitions and underlines the strong competitive position of the Port of Amsterdam as a sustainable-fuels hub. Zenith and Ineratec are in the vanguard of development and we are keen to support such initiatives.”

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