First biofuel produced at Total’s La Mède biorefinery in France
Total’s former oil refinery in La Mède has reported the first production of biofuel. The refinery has been converted into a ‘new energies’ facility with a capacity of 500,000 tonnes of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) per year. As feedstock 60-70% sustainable vegetable oils (rapeseed and palm oil) and 30-40% waste oils (animal fats, cooking oils) will be used. Total has pledged to use max. 300,000 tonnes of palm oil per year and at least 50,000 tonnes of French-grown rapeseed.