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 oil but protests forced the company to include as much as 30% animal fats, used cooking oil and lower grade wastes from palm oil production.

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