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Total starts up La Mede biorefinery
Total has started up production at the La Mede biorefinery in southeastern France, with the first batches of biofuel coming off the line.
This 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.
As part of the site transformation, 65% of the orders to remodel the complex were awarded to local businesses, representing 800 jobs and €140 million in revenue. Total also invested €5 million in the economic development of the Fos-Etang de Berre region, notably by supporting initiatives to create jobs, attract industrial projects and support contractors.
The biorefinery can produce 500 000 t of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). La Mede will produce both biodiesel and biojet fuel for the aviation industry. It was specifically designed to process all types of oil. Its biofuels will be made 60 to 70% from 100% sustainable vegetable oils (rapeseed, palm, sunflower, etc.), with 30 to 40% from treated waste (animal fats, cooking oil, residues, etc.) to promote a circular economy.
Total has also pledged to process no more than 300 000 tpy of palm oil and at least 50 000 tonnes of French-grown rapeseed, creating another market for domestic agriculture. All the oils processed will be certified sustainable to European Union standards. In addition, as part of its palm oil procurement process, Total is taking an extra step by introducing strengthened control of sustainability and respect for Human Rights.
“I’d like to thank the teams for all their hard work these last four years to convert our La Mede refinery,” said Bernard Pinatel, President, Refining & Chemicals. “Biofuels are fully renewable and an immediately available solution to cut carbon emissions from ground and air transportation. When produced from sustainable raw materials, as at La Mede, they emit over 50% less carbon than fossil fuels. Our biorefinery will allow us to make biofuels in France that were previously imported.”