Tag: Total

SAF, please prepare for take-off…even with aviation industry turned upside down due to pandemic

SAF, please prepare for take-off…even with aviation industry turned upside down due to pandemic

May 2, 2021 |

There were 22 weekdays in April. There were 15 announcements about sustainable aviation fuel progress, advancements, implementations, and production in just those 21 days. What does that mean? Why is SAF suddenly taking off like never before, even as the aviation industry was turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Why are companies pivoting […]

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Total begins SAF production at two refineries

Total begins SAF production at two refineries

April 8, 2021 |

In France, Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021. Total will also be able to produce SAF as from 2024 at […]

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Clean Energy and Total team on $100M JV to produce and distribute RNG

Clean Energy and Total team on $100M JV to produce and distribute RNG

March 4, 2021 |

In California, a joint venture has been signed by Clean Energy and Total to develop carbon-negative fuel and infrastructure. The 50-50 venture to develop production facilities in the United States will also lend support for building additional downstream renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling infrastructure. The initial firm commitment is $100 million and can increase to […]

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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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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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Trinity and TOTAL design additives to boost fuel efficiency

Trinity and TOTAL design additives to boost fuel efficiency

December 23, 2020 |

In Ireland, researchers from Trinity and TOTAL have designed, synthesized and tested new additives that increase fuel efficiency. Led by researchers in Trinity’s School of Physics, the Trinity researchers undertook the project as a result of an open competition by TOTAL, where their proposal welcomed several applications from research teams across the globe. The research […]

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LanzaTech, Total and L’Oréal launches first sustainable packaging from carbon emissions

LanzaTech, Total and L’Oréal launches first sustainable packaging from carbon emissions

October 27, 2020 |

In France, through their innovative partnership, LanzaTech, Total and L’Oréal have premiered the world’s first sustainable packaging made from captured and recycled carbon emissions. The successful conversion process takes place in three steps: – LanzaTech captures industrial carbon emissions and converts them into ethanol using a unique biological process. – Total, thanks to an innovative […]

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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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Total scores French tax break for PFAD feedstock but NGOs complain

Total scores French tax break for PFAD feedstock but NGOs complain

January 22, 2020 |

In France, Euractiv reports that Total has scored a win in the long running battle over tax incentives for palm oil products with the Directorate General of Customs recently adding Palm Fatty Acid Distillate to those on the list of tax exemptions, much to the dismay of environmental NGOs who believe that anything that comes […]

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Total’s La Mède biorefinery starts up production

Total’s La Mède biorefinery starts up production

July 3, 2019 |

In France, Total has started up production at the La Mède biorefinery in southeastern France, with the first batches of biofuel coming off the line. It is the final step in converting a former oil refinery into a new energies complex. Launched in 2015, the project represents a capital expenditure of €275 million. The La […]

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