Tag: France

Arkema issues green bond for biobased polyamide 11 plant

Arkema issues green bond for biobased polyamide 11 plant

October 12, 2020 |

In France, chemical producer Arkema has issued its first green bond to raise cash for a previously announced biobased polyamide 11 production site in Singapore. Trade named Rilsan, the polyamide 11 is made from castor oil. The €300 million ($353 million) will also be used to build capacity for Rilsan’s biobased amino monomer precursor. The […]

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Messer and Vertex Bioenergy team on second CO2 recovery unit

Messer and Vertex Bioenergy team on second CO2 recovery unit

October 8, 2020 |

In France, Messer and Vertex Bioenergy have renewed and intensified their partnership. As part of this agreement, Messer build and operate a second CO₂ recovery unit on the site of Vertex Bioenergy Lacq in the southwest of France near the Spanish border. For its part, Vertex Bioenergy, through its company Bioenergy du Sud-Ouest, SA will supply […]

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Total to convert Grandpuits refinery into biorefinery because it’s cheaper than repairing pipeline

Total to convert Grandpuits refinery into biorefinery because it’s cheaper than repairing pipeline

September 24, 2020 |

In France, within the framework of its net zero strategy, Total will convert its Grandpuits refinery (Seine-et-Marne) into a zero-crude platform. By 2024, following an investment totaling more than €500 million, the platform will focus on four new industrial activities: Production of renewable diesel primarily intended for the aviation industry. Production of bioplastics. Plastics recycling. […]

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Biofuture Platform launches set of voluntary principles to boost bioeconomy

Biofuture Platform launches set of voluntary principles to boost bioeconomy

August 13, 2020 |

In France, the Biofuture Platform, a twenty-country, multi-stakeholder initiative, announced on August 12 the launch of a set of voluntary principles. These are intended to offer guidance to governments and policymakers around the world on the need to promote the sustainable bioeconomy in both short-term relief packages and broader post-COVID economic recovery programs. The principles […]

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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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