December 16, 2014

Port of Rotterdam looking to attract Bio investments

The blog has reported in the past about the Malaysian Biotech hub, Bio-XCell, trying to attract several renewable chemical companies looking to invest capacities in the region such as the recent announcement from Verdezyne.

However, there are other chemical hubs who are looking to expand into the bio-based sector and one of them is the Port of Rotterdam.  Last year, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has partnered with E.ON (power and gas company), Evides Industriewater (wastewater treatment company), Stedin (heat and power infrastructure), Vopak (chemical distributor) and Air Liquid (industrial gases), to create an 80-hectare 'Plug & Play' Bio-based Cluster on the Port's Maasvlakte 2 with the partners aiming to offer services to businesses that would want to set up in the area. Port of Rotterdam is hoping to grow into an international bio port with this project.

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