Tag: France

“Eat a Swede” satirically promotes cultivated human meat

“Eat a Swede” satirically promotes cultivated human meat

June 27, 2022 |

In France, a playfully macabre short film encouraging the consumption of people—specifically, Swedish people, going by the film’s title “Eat a Swede” and tagline “go Swegan”—has won the Entertainment Grand Prix at Cannes Lions festival.  Commissioned by the Swedish Food Federation and created by McCann Stockholm, the 18-minute film uses shock value to promote alternative, […]

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French E85 sales jump 54% on year

French E85 sales jump 54% on year

June 22, 2022 |

In France, Euractiv reports E85 sales rose 53% year-on-year for the May 2021-April 2022 period, in part fueled by higher fossil fuel prices as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The jump in consumption led to E85 taking an 6.2% share of the national fuel market as of April 2022. The number of […]

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Lhyfe, Chantiers de l’Atlantique sign MoU to develop offshore renewable hydrogen project 

Lhyfe, Chantiers de l’Atlantique sign MoU to develop offshore renewable hydrogen project 

June 20, 2022 |

In France, Lhyfe and Chantiers de l’Atlantique have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of offshore hydrogen production platforms. Lhyfe has 93 projects in development for production plants in Europe, equating to more than 4.8 GW of total installed capacity. It inaugurated a first industrial production plant in September 2021 and twenty of its […]

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French Cognac brand debuts flax bottles

French Cognac brand debuts flax bottles

June 13, 2022 |

In France, cognac brand Maison A de Fussigny has debuted a plant-based bottle for its 2050 Organic Cognac.  Weighing just 85 grams, the Green Gen Bottle is made of flax fiber and organically sourced resin. It is also water-soluble and biodegradable.   “We are proud to be the first to use the Green Gen Bottle which […]

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French Formula 4 championship teams with Repsol on biofuel for racing

French Formula 4 championship teams with Repsol on biofuel for racing

June 8, 2022 |

In France, the French Championship is becoming the first single-seater competition to use biofuel using 100% renewable components for the entire season. Earlier this season, the German Formula 4 Championship also introduced environmentally friendly fuels with an innovative Shell fuel containing roughly 50% sustainable components. With a view to leading French motor sport towards carbon […]

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French researchers develop polymers that degrade in water in a week

French researchers develop polymers that degrade in water in a week

June 6, 2022 |

In France, in a new study published in Nature Communications on May 24, 2022, a research team from the CNRS and the University of Paris-Saclay was able to develop new polymers that degrade in water in one week, a record time. Thanks to a polymerization technique making it possible to design macromolecules with a controlled […]

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Strategie Grains cuts EU biodiesel demand estimates due to countries slashing blending

Strategie Grains cuts EU biodiesel demand estimates due to countries slashing blending

May 30, 2022 |

In France, Strategie Grains has reduced its estimate for European biodiesel consumption this year on the back of biodiesel blending mandate cuts in Czech Republic and Latvia in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Germany’s cap of 2.5% blending of first-generation biofuels are also expected to reduce demand, along with falling diesel demand in […]

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Michelin boosts renewable content of e-bike racing tires

Michelin boosts renewable content of e-bike racing tires

May 9, 2022 |

In France, tire giant Michelin has launched tires for motorcycling racing that contain several biobased materials, including natural rubber, oil from orange and lemon peels, pine tree resin, and sunflower oil.  The tires will debut at MotoE, a European circuit event that only allows electric motorcycles and has named Michelin its sole tire supplier.  Michelin […]

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Move over Paris: French town eyes bioluminescent bacteria to be next City of Lights

Move over Paris: French town eyes bioluminescent bacteria to be next City of Lights

May 2, 2022 |

In France, a small hamlet will soon test the use of bioluminescent bacteria to light its streets. Rambouillet, located just a stone’s throw away from “La Ville-Lumière,” will use technology developed by Glowee to deploy the eco-friendly lighting solution.  “Our goal is to change the way in which cities use light,” Glowee founder Sandra Rey […]

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Avril to boost sunflower crushing to 1.1M tons in two years

Avril to boost sunflower crushing to 1.1M tons in two years

April 18, 2022 |

In France, Reuters reports Avril will try to offset lower sunflower crushing in Ukraine by boosting its own crushing volumes. Although the company had been planning to increase crushing to help reduce reliance on imports, the war has sped up implementation. The company currently crushes around 700,000 metric tons of sunflower but hopes to expand […]

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