Port of Rotterdam and VARO Energy partner on clean fuel and energy 

Sustainable energy

The Netherlands – The Port of Rotterdam Authority has forged a partnership with VARO Energy Group, underscoring the port’s dedication to reducing its carbon footprint and embracing renewable alternatives.

Since 2018, the Port of Rotterdam has been leveraging VARO’s HVO100 (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil), a biofuel derived from sustainable sources. This eco-friendly alternative significantly slashes CO2 emissions by up to 89% compared to conventional diesel fuel, marking a substantial leap towards cleaner maritime operations.

Aligned with its sustainability objectives, the Port of Rotterdam Authority aims to transition towards emission-free vessels by 2025. The collaboration with VARO Energy presents an opportunity to explore a diverse range of eco-friendly fuels, including hydrogen, methanol, biofuel, and synthetic alternatives, in line with the port’s ambitious air quality goals.

Driving innovation

By embracing alternative energy carriers and fostering innovation, the Port of Rotterdam sets a precedent for the maritime industry, catalyzing a paradigm shift towards greener practices. This proactive approach not only mitigates environmental impact but also positions Rotterdam as a beacon of sustainability in global maritime trade.

As the Port of Rotterdam steers towards a greener horizon, its partnership with VARO Energy signifies a pivotal step in the journey towards maritime sustainability.