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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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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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