Tag: France

IEA says biogas could cover 20% of current demand for gas

IEA says biogas could cover 20% of current demand for gas

March 25, 2020 |

In France, the world is only using a fraction of the potential to produce gas from organic waste, which could cover around 20% of today’s global demand for gas, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Modern societies and economies produce increasing amounts of organic waste – such as agricultural residues, food […]

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Cristal Union says ethanol production at under 70% capacity despite pharmaceutical ethanol demand

Cristal Union says ethanol production at under 70% capacity despite pharmaceutical ethanol demand

March 23, 2020 |

In France, Reuters reports that even though demand for ethanol to produce hand sanitizers is soaring, Cristal Union says its ethanol production is still only running at two-thirds capacity. Demand for pharmaceutical ethanol is up 300% on the year thanks to COVID-19. Ethanol production at one of its facilities has switched to producing disinfectants but […]

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French researchers lead team to understand extractants phenomenon

French researchers lead team to understand extractants phenomenon

March 12, 2020 |

In France, teams at the Institute of Separative Chemistry in Marcoule (CEA/CNRS/ENSCM/Université de Montpellier) and their foreign partners have successfully identified and explained the mysterious synergy that operates between extractants, a phenomenon that has been known to exist since the 1960s but which has never been explained until now. The researchers call this an ienaics […]

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French consortium to develop feasibility study for potential aviation biofuel production

French consortium to develop feasibility study for potential aviation biofuel production

March 10, 2020 |

In France, Safran Helicopter Engines is joining Euralis, Teréga, ACD (Aquitaine Chimie Durable), Chemparc, Agri Sud Ouest Innovation, Xylofutur, CCI Pau Béarn, Pau and Pays de l’Adour University and the Aerospace Valley consortium to study the feasibility of producing aviation biofuels in southwest France. A Letter Of Intent (LOI) has been signed in the presence […]

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French airline industry applauds steps taken in development of national sustainable aviation fuel production

French airline industry applauds steps taken in development of national sustainable aviation fuel production

January 28, 2020 |

In France, after the French Government presented the country’s ambitions with regards to sustainable aviation fuel, in Toulouse, Airbus, Air France, Safran, Suez and Total acknowledged the launch of a new Call for Expression of Interest (CEI). The ambition presented set forth the conclusions of a working group which included government agencies and industrial partners, […]

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French ethanol demand seen soaring in 2020

French ethanol demand seen soaring in 2020

January 28, 2020 |

In France, Reuters reports that as the country aims to achieve the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive of 10% renewable energy in transport by this year, ethanol demand is expected soar while tax breaks, wider availability at the pump and increasing demand for flex-fuel look to see 2020 consumption break another record following the one […]

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Total scores French tax break for PFAD feedstock but NGOs complain

Total scores French tax break for PFAD feedstock but NGOs complain

January 22, 2020 |

In France, Euractiv reports that Total has scored a win in the long running battle over tax incentives for palm oil products with the Directorate General of Customs recently adding Palm Fatty Acid Distillate to those on the list of tax exemptions, much to the dismay of environmental NGOs who believe that anything that comes […]

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CMA CGM contracts with Shell for “tens of thousands of tons” of marine biofuel

CMA CGM contracts with Shell for “tens of thousands of tons” of marine biofuel

December 16, 2019 |

In France, CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, has announced a partnership with Shell to supply tens of thousands of tons of marine biofuel to its fleet. This quantity, which is unique in the industry, will allow the Group’s ships to travel nearly 1 million kilometers, equivalent to over 80 round-trips […]

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Avril pivots towards 100% French feedstock and will sell two biodiesel plants

Avril pivots towards 100% French feedstock and will sell two biodiesel plants

November 11, 2019 |

In France, Reuters reports that on the back of competition from cheaper biodiesel imports, Avril is looking to potentially sell two of its biodiesel production assets as it looks to revamp the business unit. It is also going to stop importing palm oil as feedstock in line with European and French laws prohibiting its use […]

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Strategie Grains lowers 2020 rapeseed estimate to just 19 million tons

Strategie Grains lowers 2020 rapeseed estimate to just 19 million tons

November 5, 2019 |

In France, Reuters reports that Strategie Grains as revised its 2020 rapeseed production estimate lower yet again to just 19 million metric tons, below the 20 million tons produced in 2018 but a recovery from the 16.9 million tons produced in 2019. The smaller crops resulting from extreme dry weather and pest challenges are expected […]

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