Dutch diesel storage tanks hit hard by bacteria-induced rust from biodiesel and lower sulphur

February 27, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, the Volkskrant reports that thousands of underground diesel storage tanks will probably have to be emptied and replaced over the coming years due to corrosion from bacteria growing in biodiesel and by lower sulphur content that failed to check the bacteria growth. Last year, storage tanks were already found to be leaking diesel into the ground. In an interim report, the Stichting Infrastructuur Kwaliteitsborging Bodembeheer (SIKB) Foundation blames the rust formation in the diesel tanks on biodiesel and lower sulphur content.

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