Tag: France

French bus company operating buses on ethanol made from grape marc

French bus company operating buses on ethanol made from grape marc

August 29, 2018 |

In France, with Raisinor France Alcools’s ethanol produced from grape marc, the residue produced in the wine-making process, Citram Aquitaine is running the ED95-driven Scania’s Interlink LD Euro 6 bus between Bordeaux and Blaye. The collaboration between Scania and Citram is enabled by the key contribution of Raisinor France Alcools, which supplies the biofuel required […]

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EU-funded ZYBIOM project discovers enzymes that can double amount of glucose from wood

EU-funded ZYBIOM project discovers enzymes that can double amount of glucose from wood

August 29, 2018 |

In France, by studying a particular fungus, scientists in the EU-funded ZYBIOM project have discovered a family of enzymes that can double the amount of glucose extracted from wood. Although biofuels are the most immediate application, as their production from glucose is already well understood, the new enzymes could also have a part to play […]

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France approves bio-isobutene and isooctane in list of biofuels

France approves bio-isobutene and isooctane in list of biofuels

August 1, 2018 |

In France, bio-isobutene incorporated in the form of ETBE and isooctane is on the list of biofuels in the order related to the General Tax on Polluting Activities (TGAP) published in the Journal Officiel dated 18 July 2018 (text #8). Thanks to public support, the road fuels consumed in France – gasoline and diesel – […]

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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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French E10 sales break record again in June at 393,000 cu m

French E10 sales break record again in June at 393,000 cu m

July 24, 2018 |

In France, Platts reports that an all-time high for E10 sales was set in June at 393,000 cubic m, up more than 12% on the year and up 1.3% from the record set in May. Even though gasoline demand rose, market share for E10 still rose slightly to 41.4% from 41.2% in May. E85 demand […]

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France warns Malaysia to keep its nose clean on palm oil

France warns Malaysia to keep its nose clean on palm oil

July 11, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the Borneo Post reports that the French ambassador has sent a strong warning to palm oil producers and the national government that if the production of palm isn’t done sustainably, even though the ban on palm oil has been postponed until 2030, European consumers won’t stand for it. France’s Total plans to use […]

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IUCN says banning palm oil would displace risks to other feedstocks

IUCN says banning palm oil would displace risks to other feedstocks

July 3, 2018 |

In France, banning palm oil would most likely increase the production of other oil crops to meet demand for oil, displacing rather than halting the significant global biodiversity losses caused by palm oil, warned an IUCN report published last week. The IUCN report, Palm Oil and Biodiversity, is an objective analysis of palm oil impacts […]

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French farmers back off from blockade as agri minister makes promises

French farmers back off from blockade as agri minister makes promises

June 13, 2018 |

In France, farmers have begun to end their blockades as oil refineries and depots that led to more than 100 stations running dry of fuel after the agriculture minister agreed to some of their demands. The blockade was to force Total to boost its use of domestic oils, preferably from rapeseed but also from used […]

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French agri minister says farmer blockades of oil refineries are illegal

French agri minister says farmer blockades of oil refineries are illegal

June 11, 2018 |

In France, the country’s agriculture minister has called the protest of 14 oil refineries and hundreds of fuel depots by French farmers in protest of Total’s planned imports of palm oil for much of its feedstock demand at the La Mede biorefinery “illegal”. The minister has called for negotiations to end the impasse and find […]

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Total to use 10% rapeseed at La Mede biorefinery to appease farmers

Total to use 10% rapeseed at La Mede biorefinery to appease farmers

June 4, 2018 |

In France, Reuters reports that Total plans to appease protesting French farmers by using 50,000 metric tons of rapeseed as feedstock at its La Mede biorefinery, around 10% of the facility’s total production capacity, despite the company’s CEO saying it wasn’t the “most profitable” feedstock for the plant. Original plans were for 100% imported palm […]

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