Tag: France

Global Bioenergies announces renewable isododecane-based makeup line

Global Bioenergies announces renewable isododecane-based makeup line

May 4, 2021 |

In France, Global Bioenergies announced the upcoming launch of its “LAST” longwear cosmetics brand in June 2021, 18 products comprising the world’s first range of longwear, transfer-resistant and waterproof eye make-up to use natural ingredients. This groundbreaking performance is based on the renewable isododecane produced by the company as the main ingredient of its formulations. […]

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French sneaker brand crowdfunds 100% biobased shoe

French sneaker brand crowdfunds 100% biobased shoe

May 3, 2021 |

In France, lifestyle sneaker brand Umòja Shoes has unveiled a 100% biobased and biodegradable sneaker.   Dubbed MMEA—Swahili for plant—the shoe uses many materials and methods already employed by artisans in Africa. The upper part of the shoe is made from organic cotton woven by Burkina Faso artisans, while the outer sole is made from […]

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Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport becomes France’s first airport supplying SAF

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport becomes France’s first airport supplying SAF

April 21, 2021 |

In France, Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport is now supplied with sustainable air biofuels (SAF), making it the first airport in the country to be so. This step, initially expressed by Michelin Air Services, demonstrates the desire of VINCI Airports, SMACFA and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region to promote low-carbon air mobility, with biofuels representing an effective and mobilizable […]

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Waga Energy to delop RNG upgrading at landfill biogas facility in Quebec

Waga Energy to delop RNG upgrading at landfill biogas facility in Quebec

April 14, 2021 |

In France, Waga Energy has been enlisted by The Mauricie Residual Materials Management Board (RGMRM) to deploy its innovative gas upgrading solution at the Saint-Étienne-des-Grès landfill, in Quebec. The green gas produced will be purchased by Énergir, the largest gas distribution company in the province, and injected into its gas grid onsite. This landfill gas-to-RNG project […]

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CMA CGM to buy 12,000 tons of biomethane to help scale market

CMA CGM to buy 12,000 tons of biomethane to help scale market

April 8, 2021 |

In France, Reuters reports the CEO of the CMA CGM told a UN sustainability conference that the company was going to buy 12,000 metric tons of biomethane in order to help boost interest in the fuel and bring the market to scale. The volume to be purchased represents roughly the annual fuel consumptions of two […]

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Total begins SAF production at two refineries

Total begins SAF production at two refineries

April 8, 2021 |

In France, Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021. Total will also be able to produce SAF as from 2024 at […]

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French researchers decrypt functioning of FAP enzyme

French researchers decrypt functioning of FAP enzyme

April 8, 2021 |

In France, functioning of the enzyme FAP, useful for producing biofuels and for green chemistry, has been decrypted. This result mobilized an international team of scientists, including many French researchers from the CEA, CNRS, Inserm, École Polytechnique, the universities of Grenoble Alpes, Paris-Saclay and Aix Marseille, as well as the European Synchrotron (ESRF) and synchrotron […]

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AFYREN and Südzucker team on biorefinery using sugar beet co-products

AFYREN and Südzucker team on biorefinery using sugar beet co-products

March 25, 2021 |

In France, AFYREN and Südzucker have reached an unprecedented long-term agreement on the supply of sugar beet co-products as feedstock for AFYREN NEOXY, the zero-waste, low-carbon biorefinery that will begin producing seven 100% biobased organic acids at industrial scale in early 2022. The partnership is in accordance with both companies’ sustainability strategies. Using these co-products […]

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Neste team on 100% SAF trials

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Neste team on 100% SAF trials

March 18, 2021 |

In France, a team of aerospace specialists has launched the world’s first in-flight emissions study using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a wide-body commercial passenger aircraft. Airbus, German research center DLR, Rolls-Royce and SAF producer Neste have teamed up to start the pioneering ‘Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuels’ (ECLIF3) project looking into […]

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Coalition for the Energy of the Future announces seven projects for 2021

Coalition for the Energy of the Future announces seven projects for 2021

February 23, 2021 |

In France, the Coalition for the Energy of the Future announced seven projects will be developed in 2021:  • Green hydrogen: capitalize on Carrefour projects Cathyope and H2Haul to experiment for the first time in Europe hydrogen-powered fuel cell long distance zero-emission trucks and propose a consolidated order book for goods’ transportation on French and […]

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