TotalEnergies’ Normandy platform has successfully started production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) – a blend of conventional aviation fuel (Jet-A1) and bio-jet fuel made from waste and residue sourced notably from the circular economy (animal fat, used cooking oil, etc.). This new site complements the bio-jet fuel production capacities of La Mède biorefinery (Bouches-du-Rhône) and the Oudalle plant (Seine-Maritime).
This move enables TotalEnergies to meet demand from its customers and respond to French legislation, which calls for aircraft to use at least 1% SAF effective January 1, 2022.
TotalEnergies will also produce SAF at its Grandpuits zero-crude platform southeast of Paris starting in 2024.
All of the bio-jet fuel, which is destined for French airports, will be produced from waste and residue sourced notably from the circular economy.
“By announcing the start-up of SAF production at a new site in France, we are responding to strong demand from the aviation industry to reduce its carbon footprint. We are also confirming our commitment to support customers by offering innovative solutions to reduce their emissions. This commitment is fully aligned with the Company’s climate ambition to get to net-zero emissions by 2050, together with society,” says Bernard Pinatel, President of Refining & Chemicals at TotalEnergies.