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VTTI acquires bioenergy project in the Netherlands

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Dutch energy storage company VTTI has acquired a bioenergy project on an industrial site in Tilburg, the Netherlands, from Re-N Technology Group.

Following the acquisition, announced on 11 August, VTTI will construct a new state-of-the-art bioenergy facility of industrial scale and is expected to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2023.

The new facility will have a nominal capacity of 17 MW and will generate, among others, 23 million cubic metres of biogas per year by processing organic waste and side streams via anaerobic digestion.

Part of the biogas will be upgraded to RNG, which will be delivered to the grid, thereby helping to decarbonise the Dutch energy sector. A portion of the RNG produced will be used to provide power to the facility and as heat to further process the waste outputs from the facility to produce organic fertilisers.

Rob Nijst, CEO of VTTI, said: “VTTI is taking an exciting new step by entering the RNG business. The acquisition of a bioenergy project in Tilburg, in the Netherlands, is a landmark for our company.

“It fits perfectly with our ongoing strategy to diversify our product portfolio, and to work actively towards renewable energy solutions.”