Tag: France

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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Avril secures $60M loan from EIB for plant protein and chemistry investments

Avril secures $60M loan from EIB for plant protein and chemistry investments

February 23, 2021 |

In France, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the agrifood group Avril announced the finalization of a €50 million loan for the financing of innovative projects in the fields of plant protein and plant chemistry. This is the first partnership of its kind between the EIB and the Avril Group. This contribution of additional long-term resources […]

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Fungus among us: Mushrooms finding use in multiple end markets

Fungus among us: Mushrooms finding use in multiple end markets

February 22, 2021 |

E&T Magazine has done a deep dive on the recent efforts to produce sustainable materials from mushrooms, with end markets including packaging, water capture, textiles, and home furnishings.  According to E&T, New York-based Ecovative is developing a range of products, including animal-free leather, a replacement for polystyrene foam and even foam buoys and rafts. Designer […]

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Pernod Ricard, parent company of Absolut and Beefeater, reports sustainable packaging milestones

Pernod Ricard, parent company of Absolut and Beefeater, reports sustainable packaging milestones

February 22, 2021 |

In France, liquor leader Pernod Ricard is touting  packaging progress as it looks to deliver on its 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility roadmap.  Pernod Ricard is the world’s second-largest producer of wines and spirits with household-name brands such as Absolut Vodka, Perrier-Jouët and Beefeater and annual sales upwards of €8 billion (US$10 billion). Its sustainability targets […]

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Researchers go further on termite gut microbe research to break down lignin

Researchers go further on termite gut microbe research to break down lignin

February 17, 2021 |

In France, researchers reporting in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering have found that microbes from the guts of certain termite species can help break down lignin, a particularly tough polymer in straw. In previous research, they showed that gut microbes from four termite species could degrade lignin in anaerobic bioreactors. Now they wanted to take […]

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ENGIE to provide green hydrogen to methionine project

ENGIE to provide green hydrogen to methionine project

February 10, 2021 |

In France, animal nutrition company ADISSEO and ENGIE Solutions are working together on the CASHEMIR project, which aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the production of methionine, an amino acid essential for animal nutrition through the production and use of green hydrogen. This industrial innovation could be launched in 2022 on the ADISSEO site […]

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Total passes 750 E85 stations in France

Total passes 750 E85 stations in France

February 1, 2021 |

In France, in order to meet the growing demand for E85, Total has stepped up the deployment of E85 superethanol within its service stations to become today the largest distribution network of E85 in France. Total had already doubled its distribution capacity at the end of 2019, from 270 service stations to more than 500. […]

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Bolloré Logistics and Kuehne+Nagel latest to join Air France KLM SAF cargo program

Bolloré Logistics and Kuehne+Nagel latest to join Air France KLM SAF cargo program

January 21, 2021 |

In France, Bolloré Logistics has joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) program of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) for its 2021 shipments between Paris Charles de Gaulle and New York John F. Kennedy airports. This first of its kind collaboration illustrates the ambition of these two historical partners to tackle the environmental challenge […]

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Total and Engie team up on 40MW electrolyzer to power La Mède biorefinery

Total and Engie team up on 40MW electrolyzer to power La Mède biorefinery

January 13, 2021 |

In France, Total and Engie have signed a cooperation agreement to design, develop, build and operate the Masshylia project, France’s largest renewable hydrogen production site at Châteauneuf-les-Martigues in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur South region. Located at the heart of Total’s La Mède biorefinery and powered by solar farms with a total capacity of more than 100 […]

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Solvay decarbonizes cyclopentanone unit with biomethane

Solvay decarbonizes cyclopentanone unit with biomethane

December 29, 2020 |

In France, Solvay has begun a process of decarbonizing the cyclopentanone unit of its Melle plant in France. Through an agreement with an agricultural cooperative for the next fifteen years, the entire cyclopentanone production already relies solely on biomethane gas, a green source of energy. The cooperative built a facility to convert waste biomass into18 GWh of renewable […]

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