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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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Total says French palm oil ban potentially jeopardizes Le Mede biorefinery

Total says French palm oil ban potentially jeopardizes Le Mede biorefinery

January 14, 2019 |

In France, Reuters reports that the country’s ban on using palm oil for biofuel could risk the viability of Total’s La Mede refinery it has spent $316 million to convert to HVO production. Following protests from local farmers, the company shifted its feedstock plans to use less than half of its total demand from palm […]

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Total delays opening of La Mede biofuel plant until Q1 2019

Total delays opening of La Mede biofuel plant until Q1 2019

October 29, 2018 |

In France, Reuters reports that Total has decided to delay the start up of its $227 million La Mede biofuel refinery revamp until Q1 2019. The 500,000 metric ton per day facility was meant to start up over the summer but the company’s CFO didn’t say what the reasons were for the delay when the […]

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European oil companies go for renewables, American oil companies not so much

European oil companies go for renewables, American oil companies not so much

March 11, 2018 |

In Texas, while European oil companies like Statoil and Total talked about moving away from oil and toward natural gas and renewable energy at CERO, the world’s biggest oil and gas conference, there was little mention of biofuels or renewable energy among American oil companies like ConocoPhillips. Statoil and Total shared their long-term plans towards […]

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