Tag: France

IATA slams French eco aviation tax as impeding transition to biofuels

IATA slams French eco aviation tax as impeding transition to biofuels

July 10, 2019 |

In France, the International Air Travel Association says that the new eco aviation carbon tax announced recently in France is misguided and goes counter to helping airlines transition towards cleaner fuels. It will also damage EUR100 billion that aviation generates for the French economy, and 500,000 new jobs are at risk from the lack of […]

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Total’s La Mède biorefinery starts up production

Total’s La Mède biorefinery starts up production

July 3, 2019 |

In France, Total has started up production at the La Mède biorefinery in southeastern France, with the first batches of biofuel coming off the line. It is the final step in converting a former oil refinery into a new energies complex. Launched in 2015, the project represents a capital expenditure of €275 million. The La […]

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Global Bioenergies raises €17m for Isobutene advances

Global Bioenergies raises €17m for Isobutene advances

June 26, 2019 |

In France, Global Bioenergies successfully closed its capital increase, launched on 20 June 2019 and conducted through a public offer without preferential subscription rights and without priority subscription period for shareholders (the “Offer”), for a total amount (issue premium included) of approximately €17m. With the addition capital, the company will complete the development of the […]

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Scania buses run on wine residue-based ethanol ion France’s Ile de Ré

Scania buses run on wine residue-based ethanol ion France’s Ile de Ré

June 20, 2019 |

In France, in looking for alternatives apart from electric buses, the municipalities of the French island Ile de Ré found the solution to their needs quite literally around the corner. That’s because the regular two-hour coach service between La Rochelle and the westernmost point on Ile de Ré is now being driven by Scania Interlink […]

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Strategie Grains revises 2019/20 rapeseed production estimate lower to 2006/07 low

Strategie Grains revises 2019/20 rapeseed production estimate lower to 2006/07 low

June 10, 2019 |

In France, Reuters reports that Strategie Grains says European rapeseed production is likely to fall to 17.8 million metric tons during the 2019/20, down from its previous estimate of 18.85 million tons for the season following projection cuts in Germany and France as well as minor producers including Romania and Poland. The overall view is […]

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Avril’s profit bounces back after strong 2018 for biodiesel

Avril’s profit bounces back after strong 2018 for biodiesel

June 4, 2019 |

In France, Reuters reports that Avril’s full-year 2018 results improved significantly with a 26% increase in profit on the back of stronger biodiesel thanks to European policy that restricted the import of Argentine biodiesel and confirmation that 7% crop-based biofuel will be allowed to continue in the EU market through 2030. The company went from […]

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Total to start up La Mede biorefinery in two weeks with palm oil as planned

Total to start up La Mede biorefinery in two weeks with palm oil as planned

May 29, 2019 |

In France, Reuters reports that Total’s CEO has confirmed production at the La Mede biorefinery will start up in two weeks and will use palm oil as feedstock despite protests from environmental activists and domestic farmers alike. The company plans to use loopholes in European law allowing the use of palm oil produced by smallholder […]

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Global Bioenergies receives payment for converting sugar from wheat straw into bio-isobutene

Global Bioenergies receives payment for converting sugar from wheat straw into bio-isobutene

April 10, 2019 |

In France, Global Bioenergies received a payment of EUR2.2 million for the OPTISOCHEM project supported by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) the public-private sector partnership between the European Union and the Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) under the European Horizon 2020 program. Global Bioenergies has successfully converted sugars from wheat straw into bio-isobutene at demo […]

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Malaysia hoping diplomacy with France will ease palm oil tensions

Malaysia hoping diplomacy with France will ease palm oil tensions

February 20, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Borneo Post reports that Malaysian and French officials are set to meet to discuss palm oil in an effort to better understand the product’s opportunities and challenges. Malaysia is trying to head of implementation of the French Parliament’s ban on palm oil for biodiesel from 2020. The French Environment Ambassador is set […]

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Avril shuts down two biodiesel plants following wage protests

Avril shuts down two biodiesel plants following wage protests

February 12, 2019 |

In France, Reuters reports that Avril has decided to stop production at its two Saipol biofuel plants following wage protests by workers. Production halted on February 1 at its largest facility near the Port of Rouen as well as another as protests kept the company from being able to purchase rapeseed for feedstock. Short-lived protests […]

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