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Renewable feedstock

Total Certified Renewable Polymers can help you do more for the environment without compromising on performance.

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A UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROJECT

Following the start-up of the La Mède biorefinery, the full range of Total products (PE / PP / PS) is now commercially available as Total Certified Renewable Polymers via mass balance certification. Renewable feedstock such as vegetable oil processed in the biorefinery can be allocated to Total grades via a certification scheme covering the whole value chain.

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This provides to our customers an industrial drop-in solution to face the urgent challenge of sustainability in the most demanding markets such as food contact applications. The certification of Total Certified Renewable Polymers through the ISCC PLUS system ensures the full traceability from the renewable feedstock to the final use of the polymer. It also guarantees the highest environmental and societal standards in the sourcing of the bio feedstock, thereby guaranteeing the absence of deforestation in the production of the bio-feedstock.

 

PROVEN ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

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A life cycle analysis of Total Certified Renewable Polymers performed by CIRAIG (International Reference Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services) indicates that up to 2.5 kg CO2 are saved for every kg of polymer produced when compared to the production from conventional fossil feedstock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH-STANDARDS SUSTAINABLE FEEDSTOCK

 

100% of the oils processed at La Mède are certified sustainable to European Union standards.

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  • Feedstock sustainability is guaranteed by ISCC-type certification, recognized by the European Union.
  • Certification is awarded subject to compliance with sustainability and traceability criteria for oils throughout the value chain, from source to refinery:
    • No deforestation;
    • Farming methods that preserve biodiversity;
    • Respect for human rights.
  • These criteria were strengthened in 2019 as part of the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED2) covering transportation.
  • As part of its palm oil procurement process, Total has added its own tighter controls and auditing of sustainability and respect for human rights to certification.
  • Total transparently publishes the list of mills from which its palm oil is sourced on the La Mède complex website for each delivery.
  • Total is also committed to work only with suppliers that adhere to the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) and, thus, committed to the sustainability of the palm oil value chain.