Tag: France

GEODIS expands alternative fuels use to aviation and maritime freight

GEODIS expands alternative fuels use to aviation and maritime freight

September 8, 2021 |

In France, already utilized in its road freight operations, GEODIS is now offering customers the opportunity to benefit from alternative fuel solutions in the air and at sea, all around the world. The objective: to contribute to the reduction of the CO2 emissions of their shipments. The aviation (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) and maritime (Sustainable Marine […]

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TotalEnergies developing 100% renewable fuel for motorsport competition

TotalEnergies developing 100% renewable fuel for motorsport competition

August 24, 2021 |

In France, TotalEnergies is developing a 100% renewable fuel for motorsport competition, to be introduced from next season at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2022, and at the European Le Mans Series (ELMS). This 100% renewable fuel to be offered by TotalEnergies will be produced on bioethanol […]

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Faux foie gras firm to expand into other poultry products

Faux foie gras firm to expand into other poultry products

July 19, 2021 |

In France, cultured foie gras startup Gourmey has raised $10 million and announced plans to expand into cultured poultries, including duck, chicken and turkey.  The funding was led by Point Nine and Air Street Capital. Heartcore, Partech Bpifrance, and the European Commission also participated.  “Poultry is the most consumed and fastest growing meat on the […]

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Frank Gehry tower in France boasts renewable innovations from local materials  

Frank Gehry tower in France boasts renewable innovations from local materials  

July 12, 2021 |

In Arles, France, a new tower designed by famed architect Frank Gehry features elements made from salt, sunflowers, and algae to lower its carbon footprint.   Both the salt and algae are sourced from the nearby Rhône river. Salt crystals were grown on metal mesh in an energy-less process to form panels, says Jan Boelen, artistic director of Atelier Luma, which developed the […]

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French startup eyes fruit waste leather  

French startup eyes fruit waste leather  

July 12, 2021 |

In France, an entrepreneurial couple is repurposing mangos and bananas to produce a slaughter-free leather alternative.   Loïc Debrabander and Anaëlle Picavet launched VegSkin because of a lack of sustainable leathers, telling the publication 20 minutes that while animal-free leather does exist, it is often made from polyurethane or polyvinyl chloride—both of which come from petroleum feedstocks. “We were looking for […]

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EDF ends Ecocombust project after industrial partner pulls out and feedstock prices skyrocket

EDF ends Ecocombust project after industrial partner pulls out and feedstock prices skyrocket

July 12, 2021 |

In France, EDF has decided to put an end to Ecocombust, a project to develop a fuel from waste’ (class B) wood as an alternative to coal. The conditions to continue the project are effectively not met. Two main reasons led to this decision: the cost of the project, which would not make it possible […]

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TotalEnergies and Veolia team to advance microalgae cultivation using CO2

TotalEnergies and Veolia team to advance microalgae cultivation using CO2

July 6, 2021 |

In France, TotalEnergies and Veolia have joined forces to accelerate the development of microalgae cultivation using CO2. The two partners will pool their know-how to develop a four-year research project at the La Mède biorefinery, operated by TotalEnergies, with the long-term goal of producing biofuel. Through photosynthesis, microalgae use sunlight and CO2 from the atmosphere […]

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Coalition launches feasibility study for first French BioLNG project at a major port

Coalition launches feasibility study for first French BioLNG project at a major port

July 5, 2021 |

In France, the Coalition for the Energy of the Future announces the launch of the feasibility study of the first French project of BioLNG production within a large maritime port. Developed by three of its members, this project will enable to advance the production and use of BioLNG for maritime transportation. Made possible by the […]

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The veganest vegan shoe to date: French brand uses 5 sustainable leathers

The veganest vegan shoe to date: French brand uses 5 sustainable leathers

June 28, 2021 |

In France, sneaker startup MoEa is using pretty much all of the vegan leathers available to date, including materials made from apples, pineapple, corn, cactus, and grape.  The apple and grape leathers are sourced from juice industry waste, the cactus and corn leathers are made from discarded skin, and the pineapple leather is made from […]

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Strategie Grains raises rapeseed estimate to 17M tons thanks to Romania

Strategie Grains raises rapeseed estimate to 17M tons thanks to Romania

June 28, 2021 |

In France, Reuters reports that Strategie Grains data shows rapeseed production for this season will be around 17 million metric tons, up from the 16.82 million tons it forecast last month and more than 3% higher on the year, thanks to increased production in Romania. Demand for rapeseed has fallen as other vegetable oils have […]

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