Tag: Oil refineries

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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RTI begins construction on facility to replace petroleum with pine tree pyrolysis oil

RTI begins construction on facility to replace petroleum with pine tree pyrolysis oil

October 16, 2012 |

In North Carolina, RTI International has started construction on its new 3,000-square-foot energy technology development facility at its main campus in Research Triangle Park. The project is possible thanks to a $7.1 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The […]

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