Total wants to produce renewable fuel in refinery

Total has announced that it intends to suspend the refining of oil in Paris and invest around 500 million euros (US$582 million) in renewable fuel production and bioplastics by 2024. The new plants will replace existing refining facilities.

The company's decision reflects the growing demand for energy and greener products, and is based on Total's commitment to reducing its exposure to hydrocarbons, as well as their carbon emissions. The communiqué was done on Thursday (24).

Thus, the refining of crude oil in Grandpuits-Bailly-Carrois, french locality, will be suspended until March 2023, and the storage of hydrocarbons are expected to be closed at the end of the same year. Already for 2024, the focus will be on the production of renewable diesel, mainly for aviation, recycling of plastics and bioplastics and the operation of two solar plants.

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