Tag: France

Strategie Grains sees EU rapeseed production falling to 13-year low

Strategie Grains sees EU rapeseed production falling to 13-year low

September 10, 2019 |

In France, European Supermarkets Magazine reports that Strategie Grains expects European rapeseed production to fall to 17.05 million metric tons, down from its earlier estimate of 17.4 million tons and the lowest seen in 13 years. The estimate is also 15% down on last year’s crop. As a result of lower production, the analysts also […]

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French researchers take inspiration from aquatic spider to improve CO2 conversion to fuels

French researchers take inspiration from aquatic spider to improve CO2 conversion to fuels

August 21, 2019 |

In France, a team of researchers affiliated with French several institutions has found a way to improve the conversion of CO2 into fuels by mimicking the behavior of the diving bell spider. In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, the group describes using captured air bubbles to improve the conversion efficiency of carbon […]

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French ethanol sales soar on back of ethanol kit installations

French ethanol sales soar on back of ethanol kit installations

August 7, 2019 |

In France, local news reports that ethanol sales have increased by 50% over the past year on the back of increased availability and installation of E85 fuel kits in vehicles that allows them to use higher ethanol blends. Depending on the kit, it can cost between 500 and 1,600 euros which is later paid back […]

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France bans palm oil from biofuels

France bans palm oil from biofuels

July 28, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that France is tightening up regulations on the use of palm oil as a feedstock in biofuels production. However, this only applies to palm oil eligibility within France. As a result, biofuels produced in France could push their way onto the EU market, toughening supply and price competition. The French regulation […]

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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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