Wide available portfolio
TotalEnergies fully benefits from the integration with its biorefineries in France to access renewable sourcing for its polymers portfolio.
Following the start-up of the La Mède biorefinery in 2019, all TotalEnergies polymer plants in Europe have been awarded ISCC PLUS certification. This makes the full range of TotalEnergies products (PE / PP / PS) commercially available as TotalEnergies RE:newable polymers via ISCC PLUS certification.
High-standards bio feedstocks
Feedstocks from both bio and bio-circular categories are available as source for TotalEnergies RE:newable polymers:
- Bio feedstocks are raw vegetable oils, such as rapeseed or sunflower oil, but excluding palm oil.
- Bio-circular feedstocks are waste and residues of bio origin, such as used cooking oil.
100% of the oils processed at La Mède are certified sustainable by European Union standards. Feedstock sustainability is guaranteed by ISCC-type certification, which is awarded subject to compliance with sustainability and traceability criterias for oils throughout the value chain, from source to refinery. These criterias were strengthened in 2019 as part of the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED2) covering transportation.
Highest traceability credentials
ISCC PLUS is a standard well-recognized by all stakeholders for bio-based and recycled materials. ISCC PLUS certification provides traceability along the supply chain and verifies that companies meet environmental and social standards. For companies using the mass balance approach, ISCC PLUS certification verifies that the mass balance accounting follows predefined and transparent rules.
As renewable feedstock can be co-processed in our production assets, the mass balance system allows to allocate sustainable credentials to any grade covered by the certification. This enables the claim of more environmentally-friendly features on existing products that can be used seamlessly by our customers, thus serving highly demanding markets with the same performance.