TotalEnergies Certified Renewable Polymers can help you do more for the environment without compromising on performance.
A UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROJECT
Following the start-up of the La Mède biorefinery, the full range of TotalEnergies products (PE / PP / PS) is now commercially available as TotalEnergies Certified Renewable Polymers via mass balance certification. Renewable feedstock such as vegetable oil processed in the biorefinery can be allocated to TotalEnergies grades via a certification scheme covering the whole value chain.
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 TotalEnergies 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
A life cycle analysis of TotalEnergies Certified Renewable Polymers performed by CIRAIG (International Reference Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services) indicates that up to 4 kg CO2 can be 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.
- 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.
- TotalEnergies has pledged to no longer use palm oil in any of its activities by 2023. Instead, bio-based raw materials such as vegetable oils (other than palm) or waste and residues such as used cooking oil are increasingly being used in TotalEnergies’ La Mède biorefinery.