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Total says French palm oil curb threatens biofuel facility


  • Palm Oil
  • Saturday, 12 Jan 2019

Total last year won the approval of the government to use palm oil to supply its former crude oil refinery at La Mede, which it is converting into a biofuel production site.

Total last year won the approval of the government to use palm oil to supply its former crude oil refinery at La Mede, which it is converting into a biofuel production site.

PARIS: French energy group Total said a move by lawmakers to exclude palm oil from raw materials approved for use in biofuel would put at risk its La Mede facility in southern France.

French lawmakers last month voted to remove palm oil from the country's biofuel scheme as of 2020, following longstanding controversy about the environmental impact of the crop that is mainly produced in Asia.

Palm Oil , Oil & Gas , Plantations

   

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