TotalEnergies Ramps Up Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production to Meet Growing Demand

TotalEnergies Ramps Up Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production to Meet Growing Demand

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies is responding to the increasing demand for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by investing in multiple SAF production projects. By 2028, the company aims to produce half a million tons of SAF, meeting the European SAF blending mandate. The initiatives include converting the Grandpuits site into a zero-crude platform, producing SAF from circular feedstock; co-processing SAF at the Normandy refinery; and transforming the La Mède refinery into a biorefinery. TotalEnergies plans to produce 1.5 million tons of SAF annually by 2030 across production units in Europe, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, capturing 10% of the global market share. These efforts reinforce TotalEnergies’ commitment to sustainable aviation and contribute to decarbonizing the industry.

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 19-Jun-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA:TTE), a global multi-energy company with over 100,000 employees and presence in more than 130 countries as well as the world’s 3rd-largest low-carbon LNG company, announces that its making significant strides to ramp up production in response to the increasing demand for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from its aviation customers. By 2028, the company aims to produce an impressive half a million tons of SAF, a substantial contribution to meet the European SAF blending mandate of 6% by 2030.

To achieve this ambitious goal, TotalEnergies has undertaken substantial investments and initiated multiple SAF production projects, including:

  1. Grandpuits: TotalEnergies is investing €400 million to transform the Grandpuits site into a state-of-the-art zero-crude platform, primarily focused on producing SAF from circular feedstock such as animal fat and used cooking oil. By 2025, Grandpuits will have an annual SAF production capacity of 210,000 tons, with an additional investment announced to increase production to 75,000 tons per year by 2027.
  2. Normandy: TotalEnergies has already commenced the co-processing of SAF from used cooking oil at its Gonfreville refinery. The company plans to scale up annual production at the site to 40,000 tons starting in 2025. Moreover, through collaborative efforts with aeronautical partners, TotalEnergies aims to produce an additional 150,000 tons per year of SAF by co-processing HVO biodiesel produced at La Mède, pending ASTM approval.
  3. La Mède: With a €340 million investment, TotalEnergies has transformed its refinery into an advanced biorefinery. Biodiesel produced at La Mède is already being utilized to produce SAF at the TotalEnergies Oudalle plant near Le Havre. TotalEnergies is currently exploring a new investment to enable the processing of 100% waste from the circular economy (including used cooking oil and animal fat) at La Mède by 2024, for the production of biofuels and SAF through co-processing.

Looking beyond France, TotalEnergies has set its sights on reaching a remarkable milestone of producing 1.5 million tons of SAF per year by 2030. Production units in Europe, the United States, Japan, and South Korea will contribute to this target, aiming to capture 10% of the global market share by that date.

With these bold initiatives, TotalEnergies continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainable aviation and contributes significantly to the decarbonization of the aviation industry. The company remains at the forefront of innovation, striving to meet the evolving needs of its customers while creating a greener future for air travel.

“TotalEnergies is taking action to meet the strong demand from the aviation industry to reduce its carbon footprint. Sustainable aviation fuel is essential to reducing the CO2 emissions of air transport, and its development is fully aligned with the Company’s climate ambition to get to net zero by 2050, together with society,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies.

* ASTM International drafts and produces technical standards for materials, products, systems and services.


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TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in nearly 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.

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