Stanlow Terminals to invest in developing the UK’s largest biofuels storage facility
Making investments over the next three years
Stanlow, 13th December 2021: Stanlow Terminals Limited (STL) today announced it will
make investments over the next three years to develop the UK’s largest biofuels storage hub
located in the North West of England.
The major investment is a key pillar in Stanlow Terminals’ strategic objective to become the
UK’s largest bulk liquid storage and energy infrastructure solutions provider. It will deliver
300,000 cubic metres of capacity to support customers in delivering the UK’s net zero
The new facilities at the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex and Tranmere Terminal, located
within the Port of Liverpool, will allow customers to store, blend and distribute bio-fuels suitable
for use in the energy transition as drop-in replacement transport fuels for road, aviation and
Stanlow Terminals already provides biofuels storage capacity for customers through
dedicated supply and delivery infrastructure. This new customer led investment will support
the growth of initiatives such as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) linked to Fulcrum’s Northpoint
project, sustainable hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and will include waste based feedstock
import facilities, blending and capacity expansion for existing bio-ethanol and bio-methanol.
The market for energy from renewable sources in the UK is expanding rapidly, driven by
legislative obligations to encourage lower carbon fuels.
Additional storage investment opportunities for low carbon energy products, such as e-fuels,
bio-LPG, bio-methane, hydrogen and ammonia are all progressing through feasibility studies.
These investments reflects the growing demand from partners and customers who are seeking
storage facilities and expertise in future fuels handling, as businesses across the economy
look to decarbonise and operate in a more sustainable way.
Earlier this year, Stanlow Terminals joined forces with parent company Essar and Fulcrum
BioEnergy to develop a storage facility at Stanlow for sustainable aviation fuel manufactured
from non-recyclable household waste. The project will support the aviation industry’s
continued reduction of carbon emissions and will support the UK drive towards becoming a
Stanlow Terminals is also supporting the UK’s hydrogen economy and the HyNet North West
project by developing storage and distribution facilities that will be required for the future to
provide a multi modal hydrogen and carbon dioxide transport hub.
Prashant Ruia, Essar Non-executive Chairman, said: “These key investments, and
continued growth of our strategic relationships with customers, means Stanlow Terminals is
firmly on track to becoming the largest sustainable storage and logistics hub in the UK. The
Government has set out a clear plan for decarbonising the economy and we are committed to
playing our part in helping to achieve that.”
Michael Gaynon, Stanlow Terminals Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The energy
industry is changing. As the world comes together to develop innovative ways of generating
sustainable energy, the supporting storage and transportation infrastructure needs to evolve.
We’re primed to lead the national charge and create the UK’s first sustainable energy hub.
Utilising our strong geographical position, and experience in the energy sector, we are
providing solutions based on the ability to safely handle energy products to meet the needs of
society’s net zero goal."