Tag: France

Total will use 25% UCO at La Mede biorefinery following farmer pressure

Total will use 25% UCO at La Mede biorefinery following farmer pressure

May 17, 2018 |

In France, Reuters reports that Total will limit its use of palm oil at its new La Mede biofuel refinery to 75% of production capacity with the remainder sourced from used cooking oil as a condition of its operating permit following pressure by French oilseed farmers concerned that all of the feedstock processed at the […]

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Global Bioenergy teams with Sekab, Neste and others on EU-funded isobutene project

Global Bioenergy teams with Sekab, Neste and others on EU-funded isobutene project

May 15, 2018 |

In France, Global Bioenergies announced the start of a 3-year project to demonstrate a new value chain combining its Isobutene process with technologies developed by Sekab and Neste Engineering Solutions, two of Europe’s leading technology developers. The aim is to convert currently poorly valorised softwood residues into second-generation renewable isobutene for subsequent conversion into gasoline […]

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Cristalco to shut down Reims ethanol plant for extended maintenance period

Cristalco to shut down Reims ethanol plant for extended maintenance period

May 14, 2018 |

In France, Reuters reports that Cristalco will shut down its 350,000 cu m ethanol plant in Reims for three weeks during June for annual maintenance. It typically shuts down for two weeks of maintenance but the bearish market has led the company to choose to keep production offline for an additional week in hopes of […]

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Global Bioenergies runs vehicles on 34% isobutene-derived compounds

Global Bioenergies runs vehicles on 34% isobutene-derived compounds

April 5, 2018 |

In France, for the first time, Global Bioenergies will use an EN228-compliant gasoline blend containing over 34% of renewable, isobutene-derived, compounds to fuel a car on a circuit. Global Bioenergies will also present the results of preliminary engine testing conducted these past months by FEV, a European leader in engine testing. In preparation of commercial […]

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Global Bioenergies delivers renewable gasoline components to Audi

Global Bioenergies delivers renewable gasoline components to Audi

March 14, 2018 |

In France, Global Bioenergies and German carmaker Audi announced that a key milestone was reached in their multi-year agreement. Renewable gasoline components were produced and shipped to Audi. Using its Leuna Demo plant, Global Bioenergies has produced high-purity renewable isobutene, which was further converted by the Fraunhofer Institute into high-performance gasoline additives including isooctane, ETBE […]

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Suez begins construction of biomethane plant

Suez begins construction of biomethane plant

March 11, 2018 |

In France, SUEZ, through its subsidiary SERAMM, officially began the construction of a biomethane production and injection plant, produced from wastewater treatment process. Starting on January 1, 2019, the biogas produced in the sludge digestion process will be collected, converted into biomethane and injected into the public natural gas network at a rate of 2.3 […]

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Two die in explosion at French biodiesel facility

Two die in explosion at French biodiesel facility

February 19, 2018 |

In France, Reuters reports that an explosion at the country’s largest biodiesel producer’s Dieppe facility led to the death of two workers. Another worker was injured while seven were in a state of shock. The Saipol facility produces biodiesel and other products from rapeseed and remains offline for the time being. The company said it […]

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France says it is against palm oil discrimination

France says it is against palm oil discrimination

January 31, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the Edge reports that the French ambassador says his country is against any kind of trade distortion resulting from discriminating measures for individual agricultural commodities and as such does not support the European Parliament’s push to ban the use of palm oil in biodiesel post-2020. He said France will try to get the […]

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Flex-fuel kits could boost French ethanol demand 225 million liters annually

Flex-fuel kits could boost French ethanol demand 225 million liters annually

January 30, 2018 |

In France, the national ethanol association believes the introduction of flex-fuel adaptation kits for automobiles will help boost demand for ethanol significantly, by 225 million liters per year from the current 8 billion liters consumed per year, if 25% of vehicles run on E85. The EUR700 kits approved in mid-December could be used on about […]

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France requires 60pc GHG from ex-EU biodiesel imports

France requires 60pc GHG from ex-EU biodiesel imports

January 7, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Argus Media reports that French biodiesel imports from outside the EU must have a minimum 60pc greenhouse gas savings value from 1 January — a measure that could have considerable impact on trade flows from Argentina. The law, thought to be an attempt to protect French biodiesel production from swelling Argentinian […]

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