Electric charging station at Singapor

Sustainable mobility : on the road, in the air, at sea

09/16/2022

Feature Story

In 2018, the transport sector accounted for 17% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. The various means of transport are currently undergoing a decisive period of major change as the sector grapples with the challenges of climate change as well as new technologies and applications.

Whether light vehicles or heavy goods vehicles, TotalEnergies is actively focused on pioneering tangible solutions to promote a safer, cleaner and more efficient form of mobility, from the aviation industry through to the shipping sector. We firmly believe that a range of complementary solutions, rather than a single solution, is needed to address the mobility needs of tomorrow's world.

When it comes to solving the dual equation of leading change in the transport sector and tackling the climate challenge, TotalEnergies is committed to developing an increasingly low-carbon array of solutions (producing affordable high-performance batteries, ramping up the use of natural gas for road vehicles and liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel, promoting biofuel, and so on) and providing all users with access to a sustainable and more eco-friendly form of mobility.

Electric mobility: an essential link in the company's sustainable development strategy

Shipping activities driving the Company's transformation ambitions

TotalEnergies is developing the use of LNG and bioLNG as marine fuels in a bid to decarbonize shipping in alignment with the strategy adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

LNG as a marine fuel is not only immediately available, but also the best solution for reducing the shipping industry's environmental footprint. Liquefied natural gas can reduce sulfur oxide emissions by 99%, fine particulate emissions by 91% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 92%.

Using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel contributes to the IMO's long-term strategy of reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from ships.

Net zero objective for air transportation by 2050

TotalEnergies is ramping up the development of sustainable aviation fuels in an effort to decarbonize the aviation sector and meet the requirements of French and European legislation. In keeping with its ambition of achieving net zero by 2050 together with society, TotalEnergies is drawing on its expertise to rein in CO2 emissions in the aviation sector.

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) can play a key role in decarbonizing this form of transport. French legislation stipulates that there must be a 1% blend of SAF-type biofuel for all outbound flights leaving France from 2022, while Europe's ambition is to achieve a 2% blend by 2025 and a 5% blend by 2030.

To comply with these legislative requirements, TotalEnergies is already producing biofuel from used cooking oil at its La Mède site. It will also produce sustainable aviation biofuel at its Grandpuits zero-crude platform from 2024.