Tag: France

Veja to launch another line of vegan sneakers

Veja to launch another line of vegan sneakers

July 27, 2020 |

In France, shoe brand Veja is set to launch a vegan sneaker manufactured using corn waste. Dubbed Urca, the shoe is the next generation of Veja’s V-12 leather trainers. The vegan leather is made from 50% corn waste and waxed canvas, while the laces are organic cotton. The sneakers are part of the company’s fall/winter […]

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Nuseed seals off-take agreement with Saipol for carinata

Nuseed seals off-take agreement with Saipol for carinata

July 22, 2020 |

In France, Nuseed Limited has executed a commercial off-take agreement with Saipol, the largest biodiesel producer in Europe, to supply Nuseed Carinata as a feedstock for certified low carbon oil for renewable fuels and high protein non-GMO meal for livestock feed. The multi-year agreement follows the first commercial Nuseed Carinata shipment to Saipol’s crush plant […]

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Green decree: France says all new public buildings must be 50% renewable by 2022

Green decree: France says all new public buildings must be 50% renewable by 2022

July 20, 2020 |

In France, the French government has issued a mandate that half of all materials used to construct new public buildings must be timber or other natural materials by 2022. The sustainability decree is especially important ahead of construction related to Paris hosting the Olympics in 2024.  “We made this commitment for the Olympic Games,” the […]

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IEA presents Sustainable Recovery Plan to urge governments to decarbonize as part of COVID-19 recovery

IEA presents Sustainable Recovery Plan to urge governments to decarbonize as part of COVID-19 recovery

June 22, 2020 |

In France, International Energy Agency presented a Sustainable Recovery Plan focusing on a series of actions that can be taken over the next three years to revitalize economies and boost employment while making energy systems cleaner and more resilient. Set out in a Special Report on Sustainable Recovery from the IEA’s flagship World Energy Outlook […]

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Saipol receives first delivery of Nuseed Carinata grain shipment for biodiesel feedstock

Saipol receives first delivery of Nuseed Carinata grain shipment for biodiesel feedstock

June 8, 2020 |

In France, Saipol, the main subsidiary of Groupe Avril, Europe’s largest producer of biodiesel, has received the first Nuseed Carinata grain shipment at its processing facility in Rouen, France. Grown as a scalable cover crop in Argentina, it will be processed into a renewable fuel with best in class greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. This follows […]

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CMA CGM aims to use 10% alternative fuels by 2023

CMA CGM aims to use 10% alternative fuels by 2023

June 4, 2020 |

In France, the CEO of CMA CGM told a UN Global Compact conference that it would use 10% alternative fuels by 2023 as part of its wider commitment to be completely carbon neutral by 2050. The company has been undertaking tests this year in partnership with Shell from whom it recently bought 10,000 metric tons […]

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IEA says stable policy key for bioenergy’s recovery post-pandemic

IEA says stable policy key for bioenergy’s recovery post-pandemic

May 21, 2020 |

In France, the International Energy Agency says the Covid-19 crisis has radically changed the global context for biofuels, which are a key element in the shift to more sustainable transport. The sharp fall in demand for gasoline and diesel also hurts biofuel consumption driven by policies requiring suppliers to blend a set amount of biofuels […]

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China joins IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program

China joins IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program

April 23, 2020 |

In France, IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program said that the People’s Republic of China has joined the TCP, bringing the number of contracting parties to 26. Initially CNREC plans to join two IEA Bioenergy tasks: “Energy from Biogas” (Task 37) and “Climate and sustainability effects of bioenergy within the broader bioeconomy” (Task 45). According to […]

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Group Avril closes half of its biodiesel facilities due to COVID-19

Group Avril closes half of its biodiesel facilities due to COVID-19

April 22, 2020 |

In France, Biofuels International reports that Groupe Avril has shut three of its six biodiesel production facilities on the back of 60% less diesel consumption over the past few weeks. Travel bans and lockdowns to fight COVID-19 have hit global and national fuel markets alike, and with less diesel consumption, biodiesel blending demand has fallen […]

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IEA says biogas could cover 20% of current demand for gas

IEA says biogas could cover 20% of current demand for gas

March 25, 2020 |

In France, the world is only using a fraction of the potential to produce gas from organic waste, which could cover around 20% of today’s global demand for gas, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Modern societies and economies produce increasing amounts of organic waste – such as agricultural residues, food […]

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