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Avril launches B100 to boost domestic biodiesel sales

Avril launches B100 to boost domestic biodiesel sales

November 8, 2018 |

In France, Reuters reports that Avril has launched the country’s first commercially-available B100—Oleo-100 produced from 100% French-grown rapeseed—as it attempts to boost domestic consumption of biodiesel in the face of cheap imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia as well as palm oil imports that are heavily competing with rapeseed. The company currently produces as […]

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Avril back to producing biodiesel at 100% capacity for at least two months

Avril back to producing biodiesel at 100% capacity for at least two months

July 25, 2018 |

In France, Reuters reports that Avril has been able to run at full production capacity since June thanks to increased demand and will continue to for another two months, but it plans to scale back down to running at half capacity for the next six months as it waits to see what the European Commission […]

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Avril sees higher fossil diesel prices supporting biodiesel prices

Avril sees higher fossil diesel prices supporting biodiesel prices

June 7, 2017 |

In France, Avril said biodiesel prices are likely to improve following higher fossil diesel prices which allowed it to keep two of its five biodiesel plants to continue operating, rather than shut down all of them as had been expected when prices were too low. As a result, it expects to produce similar amounts of […]

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Avril teams up in JV to produce bio-VOCs

Avril teams up in JV to produce bio-VOCs

July 13, 2016 |

In France, ‘SPI – Société de Projets Industriels’ (Industrial Projects Company) investment fund, financed by the French ‘Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir’ (Investments for the Future Program) and managed by Bpifrance, has joined forces with the Avril Group and the Israeli start-up Biopolymer Technologies (BPT) to create Evertree offering plant-based alternatives to traditional Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)-emitting […]

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Avril opens 100,000 ton biodiesel facility on the Med but worried about Total

Avril opens 100,000 ton biodiesel facility on the Med but worried about Total

October 28, 2015 |

In France, Avril has opened a 100,000 metric ton biodiesel production facility in Sete, helping to bring total production capacity to 1.7 million tons. The company mothballed two northern facilities in 2013 after the government retrenched on raising the biodiesel blend beyond the then-7%, but it inched the blend higher by 1% late last year. […]

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Deinove, Avril sign deal to assess commercial potential of 20 new bacterial strains

Deinove, Avril sign deal to assess commercial potential of 20 new bacterial strains

May 23, 2015 |

In France, Deinove and Avril announced that they would screen a 6,000-bacteria bank of Deinococci and other genera to identify 20 strains capable of producing useful molecules in terms of animal nutrition and health, and AVRIL Group would characterize the molecules produced and to perform application tests. The goal of this new stage is to confirm each […]

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