Lagos — Ahead of the Paris Air Show, holding in Le Bourget, Monday, June 19, 2023 to Sunday, June 25, 2023, TotalEnergies is stepping up the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, SAF, and low-carbon energies at its Grandpuits site.
The investment reflects the company’s ambition to develop low-carbon energies and the circular economy,
It consists of the doubling of SAF production at Grandpuits, bringing the site’s annual production capacity to 285,000 tons – almost double the capacity announced in 2020.
The new investment responds to the gradual increase in minimum SAF shares mandated by the EU and is set at 6% for 2030.
It will be supplied with organic waste from the biorefinery and will prevent the emission of almost 20,000 tons of CO2 every year. The unit strengthens TotalEnergies’ position as a leader in biogas production in France.
According to Bernard Pinatel, President, Refining & Chemicals at TotalEnergies, the zero-crude platform at Grandpuits will be a major French site for the production of sustainable aviation fuel, which is the most effective solution for immediately cutting CO2 emissions from air transport. These new projects will further strengthen the site’s conversion, toward sustainability, decarbonisation, and the circular economy.
The company has also noted the decision taken by its partner Corbion not to pursue the bioplastic production project, which will now be discontinued. In the light of the new investments and others to come, TotalEnergies confirmed the maintenance of 250 jobs at the site, in line with the commitments it made in September 2020.
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