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Volume 15, Issue 6
Published: October 29, 2019
Decarbonising the EU economy

For those of you who are new to FETSA, it is the Federation of European Tank Storage Associations. FETSA works for
the bulk liquid storage sector to ensure tank storage industry interests are listened to, and acted upon, in Brussels, the de facto ‘capital’ of the EU.
It is the start of a new policy making cycle at EU level with a new European Commission about to take office, a newly elected European Parliament and new Presidents of the EU public authorities. The policies and legislation made in
Brussels, will impact storage operators directly at national level as EU countries are obliged to apply EU law and policy, developed in Brussels.
One of the features of the new legislature (i.e. European Parliament and Commission) is an absolute commitment to decarbonising the EU economy and achieving net zero emissions by 2050. The EU has a plan on how to reach these goals. This plan is composed of ‘pathways’. Each pathway to the decarbonisation/net-zero objective focuses on
a blend of different, potentially sustainable fuel types.

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An energy storage frontrunner
Following First State Investment’s acquisition of Vopak’s former Amsterdam terminal, Evos Amsterdam is wellpositionedto become a frontrunner in current and new forms of energy storage & distribution The Evos Amsterdam terminal has significant potential to be one of the storage leaders in the global energy transition as well as cementing its position in the clean petroleum products market following its acquisition by First State Investment...
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The sustainable energy solution
Channoil Consulting’s Mark Waddington examines the future of sustainable fuels, EU Renewable Energy directives, supplier requirements and the impact this could have on the European storage sector As the world looks for more sustainable energy solutions, a big feature in the transition to sustainability will be biofuels...
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Fuelling the future
An innovative new carrier technology that makes hydrogen easier and safer to store, transport & distribute is the first step in facilitating global hydrogen supply to industrial energy sectors The role of renewable energies in reducing the environmental burden of global energy emissions has resulted in an increase in innovative technologies to unlock their full potential...
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A greener storage future
As sustainability firmly takes the spotlight across the globe, storage operators are embarking on initiatives to future proof their businesses by ensuring they remain a relevant part of the new energy supply chain...
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Decarbonising the EU economy
For those of you who are new to FETSA, it is the Federation of European Tank Storage Associations...
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Europe's LNG potential
North West Europe’s leading LNG hub continues to break records as a global supply glut results in increased throughput and loading activity In a few short years Gate Terminal has seen LNG activity surge considerably at its facility as global production capacity increases against growing interest in the environmentally friendly fuel product...
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Oil market vulnerabilities exposed
An attack on two oil facilities in the world’s largest crude oil exporting county sent shockwaves throughout oil markets and raised concerns about the vulnerability of the global supply chain...
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