With a group company of Royal Vopak, Biopetrol Industries AG agreed to construct its third production facility in Rotterdam at the Vopak Terminal Botlek Noord. This third plant is slated to produce 400,000 tons of biodiesel and 60,000 tons of pharma-glycerine per year, helping Biopetrol grow its annual capacity to 750,000 tons of biodiesel by 2008 -- sooner than originally anticipated. The plant is scheduled to start up operation in Q3 2007.

"Rotterdam is the center of the European vegetable oil market. Due to the connections to the sea and the Rhine as well as the pipeline network, our logistics costs will also be significantly lower than at any other location." -- Klaus Henschel, Biopetrol Industires AG, COO