Tag: Total

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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Total says French palm oil ban potentially jeopardizes Le Mede biorefinery

Total says French palm oil ban potentially jeopardizes Le Mede biorefinery

January 14, 2019 |

In France, Reuters reports that the country’s ban on using palm oil for biofuel could risk the viability of Total’s La Mede refinery it has spent $316 million to convert to HVO production. Following protests from local farmers, the company shifted its feedstock plans to use less than half of its total demand from palm […]

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Total delays opening of La Mede biofuel plant until Q1 2019

Total delays opening of La Mede biofuel plant until Q1 2019

October 29, 2018 |

In France, Reuters reports that Total has decided to delay the start up of its $227 million La Mede biofuel refinery revamp until Q1 2019. The 500,000 metric ton per day facility was meant to start up over the summer but the company’s CFO didn’t say what the reasons were for the delay when the […]

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European oil companies go for renewables, American oil companies not so much

European oil companies go for renewables, American oil companies not so much

March 11, 2018 |

In Texas, while European oil companies like Statoil and Total talked about moving away from oil and toward natural gas and renewable energy at CERO, the world’s biggest oil and gas conference, there was little mention of biofuels or renewable energy among American oil companies like ConocoPhillips. Statoil and Total shared their long-term plans towards […]

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Innovative R&D Model: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Total’s Bio-Based Products

Innovative R&D Model: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Total’s Bio-Based Products

January 4, 2017 |

We reported in April that Total is betting on the future of renewables by developing a Gas, Renewables & Power segment as part of its current restructuring process that will be implemented by Sept. 1. With an eye on becoming the leading global player in biofuels, the company plans to invest $500 million annually in renewables in order […]

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SUEZ and TOTAL team up on UCO HVO in France

SUEZ and TOTAL team up on UCO HVO in France

December 6, 2016 |

In France, SUEZ and TOTAL are joining forces to collect and recycle used cooking oil in France. As part of their 10-year partnership, SUEZ will supply 20,000 metric tons of used cooking oil a year to TOTAL. Collected throughout France, the oil will be processed into biofuel at Total’s La Mède biorefinery. In response to […]

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Oil majors to announce major renewable energy investment fund on Friday

Oil majors to announce major renewable energy investment fund on Friday

November 3, 2016 |

In the UK, BP, Eni, Repsol, Saudi Aramco, Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil and Total are set to announce details of a joint investment vehicle on Friday that will support renewable energy as the next step in Oil and Gas Climate Initiative set up in 2014 as a way for the sector to combat climate change. […]

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Gates Backs Renmatix; Total takes 1 million ton/year cellulosic sugar license

Gates Backs Renmatix; Total takes 1 million ton/year cellulosic sugar license

September 15, 2016 |

In Pennsylvania, Bill Gates is leading the latest investment round into the pioneering cellulosic sugars producer Renmatix as energy giant Total joins in with second investment and a 1 million ton per year license. Gates is the chairman of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition— along with Zuckerberg, Branson, Bezos, Steyer, Khosla, Doerr, and 20 others who […]

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Total aims to be global biofuel leader by 2035

Total aims to be global biofuel leader by 2035

April 21, 2016 |

In France, Total is betting on the future of renewables by developing a Gas, Renewables & Power segment as part of its current restructuring process that will be implemented by Sept. 1. With an eye on becoming the leading global player in biofuels, the company plans to invest $500 million annually in renewables in order […]

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Amyris agrees funding deal with Total and Temasek

Amyris agrees funding deal with Total and Temasek

June 30, 2015 |

In California, Amyris continues to go from stride to stride this week, now having agreed on key business terms with Total Energies Nouvelles Activités USA (a wholly owned subsidiary of Total S.A.) for restructuring its fuels joint venture to open the way for proceeding with commercialization of its jet fuel technology over the coming years. […]

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