Building a Multi-Energy Company

Building a multi-energy company

TotalEnergies makes the energy transition easier for you.
With our collective human and technological skills, we are building a multi-energy company.

We are working to meet the growing energy needs of the society by providing oil and natural gas, while developing the energies of tomorrow like wind, solar and hydrogen.
And to make electric mobility even more accessible, we are expanding our EV charging network worldwide.

Our ambition is to become a world-class player in the energy transition.
More than ever, we will continue to move towards energy that is cleaner, more reliable, and accessible to as many people as possible.

Our ambition

In affirming its ambition to be a major player in the energy transition and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, together with society, TotalEnergies has committed to profoundly transforming its production and sales while continuing to meet the energy needs of a growing population.

To do that, we are reinventing and diversifying our energy offering to promote renewable and decarbonized energies, as well as sparing, well-considered use of fossil energies. Since the beginning of the decade, we have moved resolutely to transform our energy model in order to become a multi-energy company and major player in the energy transition.

In 2050, TotalEnergies would produce:

  • approximately 50% of its energy in the form of low-carbon electricity with the corresponding storage capacities, i.e. around 500 TWh/year, which means it will need to develop around 400 GW of renewable capacities;
  • around 25%, or the equivalent of 50 Mt/year of low-carbon energy molecules, either in the form of biogas, hydrogen or synthetic liquid fuels as a result of the circular reaction: H2 + CO2 (“e-fuels”);
  • approximately 1 Mb/day of hydrocarbons (almost four times less than in 2030 – in line with the decrease envisaged by the IEA’s Net Zero scenario), mainly liquefied natural gas for around 0.7 Mboe/day, or 25 to 30 Mt/year, and very low-cost oil for the remainder. In particular, this oil would be used in petrochemicals to produce around 10 Mt/year of polymers, two-thirds of which would come from the circular economy.

To achieve our ambition of carbon neutrality by 2050, together with society, we have set ourselves global greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, with intermediate objectives for 2025 and 2030.

1. Our emissions

Achieve by 2050 or earlier carbon neutrality (net zero emissions) for our operated activities (Scope 1+2) with intermediate targets of:

  • reducing GHG emissions (Scope 1+2) from our operated facilities from 46 Mt CO2e in 2015 to less than 38 Mt CO2e by 2025,
  • reducing net emissions of GHG (Scope 1+2) for our operated activities by at least 40% by 2030 compared to 2015, thus bringing net emissions to between 25 Mt CO2e and 30 Mt CO2e,
  • reducing methane emissions from our operated facilities by 50% between 2020 and 2025, and by 80% between 2020 and 2030,
  • reducing routine flaring to less than 0.1 Mm3/d by 2025, with the goal of eliminating it by 2030.

2. Carbon footprint of products sold

Achieve by 2050 or earlier carbon neutrality (net zero emissions) for indirect GHG emissions related to our customers’ use of energy products (Scope 3), together with society. Our intermediate targets compared to 2015 are to:

  • maintain Scope 3 (world) GHG emissions related to our customers’ use of energy products to a level lower than 400 Mt CO2e, by 2025 and 2030,
  • reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions from the petroleum products sold worldwide by more than 30% by 2025, and by more than 40% by 2030,
  • reduce the lifecycle carbon intensity of energy products used by customers by more than 15% by 2025, and by more than 25% by 2030.

Offsetting residual emissions with natural carbon sinks

We have undertaken a major transformation that gives priority to “avoiding” and “reducing” emissions. Voluntary offsetting of residual emissions with NBS (Nature Based Solutions) carbon credits will only be used from 2030 and progressively until 2050, to offset Scope 1+2 residual emissions (i.e. around 10% of the global footprint).

That’s why we invest in natural carbon sinks – ecosystems that naturally sequester carbon – through forestry, regenerative agriculture and wetland protection projects.

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Oil

We are pursuing our strategy of reducing our sales of petroleum products by 40% by 2030, so that we neither sell nor refine more fuels than we produce oil.

Our share of petroleum product sales has already fallen from 66% in 2015 to 55% in 2019, and is set to reach 30% in 2030. By 2050, this share could fall to between 15% and 20%. Substantial investment is still needed to meet global oil demand.

Given global demand and the challenges of a just transition, our ambition is to maintain our oil production by 2030. This calls for new projects to be launched to compensate for the natural decline in the fields. We sanction them on performance criteria, notably in terms of technical costs and carbon intensity. We operate our fields with strict safety, emissions reduction and environmental impact requirements. The cash flow generated by these activities is helping to accelerate our investments in renewable energies.

  • -40%

    target to reduce our sales of petroleum products by 2030 compared with 2019

  • 30%

    share of petroleum products in our sales in 2030, vs. 66% in 2015

Gas

For TotalEnergies, natural gas is a key energy for the energy transition. As a fossil fuel, it emits half as much greenhouse gas as coal when used to generate electricity. This abundant and easily accessible energy source makes it a valuable ally in helping coal-dependent countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Within the gas markets, our priority is liquefied natural gas (LNG), which enables gas to be transported anywhere in the world. In 2022, with sales of 48 Mt, we consolidated our position as the world’s 3rd largest LNG operator. 99% of these LNG sales were to countries committed to the transition to carbon neutrality, providing them with an alternative to coal and fuel oil.

Our LNG growth strategy requires us to be exemplary in terms of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the value chain. Our priority is to eliminate methane emissions. Methane is a greenhouse gas with 28 times the warming power of CO2 and a short atmospheric lifetime1, making the fight against methane emissions one of the priorities of global warming mitigation efforts.

At the beginning of 2022, we set ourselves some concrete and very ambitious targets for the next decade: -50% in 2025 and -80% in 2030, compared with 20202. These targets cover all our operated activities and go beyond the 75% reduction in methane emissions from the coal, oil and gas sectors between 2020 and 2030 in the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Net Zero by 2050 scenario. We are also maintaining our target of a methane intensity3 of less than 0.1% on our operated gas facilities. By 2022, our methane emissions4 fell to 42 kt, a 34% reduction on 2020. In addition, we work alongside our partners to implement best practices on our non-operated assets as well.

Measurement of methane emissions: find out more about AUSEA

An integrated global LNG player

Infographics : "An integrated global LNG player"

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Renewable electricity (wind and solar)

We are continuing to expand in the renewable energies market (wind and solar), with the aim of becoming one of the world’s top five producers of renewable electricity. Our goal is to produce 100 TWh/year of electricity by 2030.

Our target for gross installed renewable energy capacity (worldwide) in 2025 is secure, and we are already working on projects to reach our goal of 100 TWh/year by 2030. The acquisition of 100% of Total Eren’s capital in 2023 and its integration within the company will contribute to this.

The intermittent nature of solar and wind projects creates a need for flexible generation and storage capacity to meet demand at all times and guarantee grid reliability.
Our portfolio of controllable power generation from gas-fired plants reached a capacity of 5.6 GW in 2022. Eventually, these capacities will be decarbonized, either through their supply (biomethane or low-carbon hydrogen), or through the sequestration of their emissions (CCS). For storage, we rely on Saft’s technological expertise. Our goal for 2030: 5 GW of storage capacity deployed worldwide.

  • 100
    TWh/year
    Electricity production target for 2030
  • 5
    GW
    of storage capacity deployed worldwide by 2030

Biomass

Vegetable oils, used cooking oils, animal fats for biofuel production, organic waste for biogas production... Biomass is a renewable energy source of the future, enabling the development of low-carbon molecules. It is now an immediately available solution for rapidly reducing the carbon footprint of mobility and replacing natural gas. A real challenge, since by 2030, the share of renewable energy used in transport will have to reach 14% in the European Union.

Expanding our biofuels offering

Today, biofuels emit less than 50% of the CO2 equivalent of fossil fuels over their life cycle, and therefore represent a way of decarbonizing liquid fuels.

Among these biofuels, we favor the manufacture of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) for the decarbonization of the aviation sector, while the road sector has options other than biodiesel for decarbonization, notably electricity.

To avoid land-use conflicts, we develop solutions based on the priority use of waste and residues from the food industry. The agricultural raw materials used comply with sustainability and traceability requirements: carbon footprint, non-deforestation and effective land use.

In 2022, we stopped sourcing palm oil and its derivatives and have set a new target of increasing the share of circular feedstocks (used oils, animal fats) to over 75% of the feedstocks used to produce biofuels by 2024.

Accelerating in biogas

Biogas, produced by the degradation of organic waste, is a renewable gas composed mainly of methane. Compatible with existing gas transmission and storage infrastructures, it has an important role to play in decarbonizing the use of gas products (power generation, heating).

In this essentially local market, we are rapidly gaining momentum. Our objective is to achieve a biomethane capacity of 2 TWh/year by 2025 and 20 TWh/year by 2030 worldwide.

To this end, we are forging strategic partnerships with players in the agricultural, waste and wastewater treatment sectors to develop growth platforms in Europe and the United States.

20
TWh/year
global biomethane capacity target for 2030

Our projects and realizations in the biomass sector

Hydrogen

Hydrogen acts as a gateway between a primary energy source and its end uses. We are interested in the production of more low-carbon hydrogen, which concerns:

  • renewable hydrogen (commonly known as “green hydrogen”), produced either by electrolysis using electricity from renewable energy sources, or by any other technology using exclusively one or more of these same renewable energy sources and not conflicting with other uses enabling their direct valorization.
  • low-carbon hydrogen (commonly known as “blue hydrogen”), produced by converting fossil fuels, but whose CO2 emissions are captured for reuse or storage, using carbon capture and storage (CCS) processes. Low-carbon hydrogen also refers to hydrogen produced by electrolysis, using electricity from low-carbon energy sources, notably nuclear (commonly referred to as “yellow hydrogen”), with a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the entire life cycle compared with hydrogen produced using existing techniques5.

    To meet our ambition of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, together with society, we are working with our suppliers and partners to decarbonize all the fossil fuel hydrogen (commonly known as “gray hydrogen”) consumed in our European refineries and biorefineries by 2030. This effort aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 3 million tons a year.

    The hydrogen production capacities currently under development will contribute to our ambition of increasing new molecules – biofuels, biogas, hydrogen and e-fuels6 – to 25% of our energy production and sales by 2050.  
    Through these projects, we aim to position ourselves as a pioneer in the mass production of renewable, low-carbon hydrogen to meet growing demand. This ambition will be particularly necessary to help decarbonize heavy mobility.

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Carbon neutrality: an ambition shared with our customers

We are actively working to make carbon neutrality a shared ambition with our customers. The key to making an effective contribution to the energy transition is to gradually transform the way in which our customers consume energy.

As a result, we are pursuing a marketing policy geared towards low-carbon products, and will be reducing our offer for certain uses for which competitive low-carbon alternatives exist.

Accompanying our customers towards low-carbon mobility

Transport accounted for around 25% of global CO2 emissions in 2021. Our conviction: tomorrow’s mobility does not call for a single solution, but a range of complementary ones.

Road transport

We offer our customers solutions to accelerate the adoption of electric mobility:

  • deployment of charging infrastructure, with a worldwide target of 150,000 charging points in operation;
  • upgrading to high-power charging solutions on freeways, with a target of 700 European sites equipped by 2025;
  • production of batteries for electric vehicles.

The marketing of CNG (based on natural gas or biogas) and biofuels makes it possible to take action on greenhouse gas emissions from the existing vehicle fleet, without waiting for the market share of electric vehicles to increase. Thanks to our European biorefineries, we can offer our customers HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil), a fully bio-based biodiesel that can reduce CO2 emissions by 50-90% compared with conventional fuel.

Hydrogen is another mobility solution whose development we are supporting, particularly for heavy goods vehicles.

Air transport

One of the main levers for decarbonizing the air transport sector is the integration of SAF. These offer up to 90% reduction in CO2 emissions over the entire life cycle. We have set ourselves the target of reaching 10% global SAF sales by 2030, and are working with all players in the value chain, from suppliers of bio-based raw materials to customers who incorporate SAF into aircraft.

Maritime transport

To reduce the emissions of our maritime customers, we are committed to supplying LNG (with a target of 10% of the global market by 2030), bio-LNG and biofuels at strategic bunkering centers. In the long term, we are working with partners in maritime coalitions and cross-sector R&D initiatives to shape the market for future decarbonized shipping fuels (advanced biofuels, biomethane, green methanol and synthetic ammonia).

Residential, tertiary and industrial uses

Our integration across the electricity value chain extends right through to end-customer sales, with tailored offers for both residential and business customers. By the end of 2022, we will be selling electricity and natural gas in the residential and professional segments to 9 million customers in Europe. By 2030, we aim to supply nearly 10 million customers and sell 130 TWh of electricity a year.

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Sustainability & Climate 2023 Progress Report

March 2023

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Notes

1 Roughly a dozen years compared to several hundred years for CO2. Global warming potential of about 80 over 20 years and 28 over 100 years (source: IPCC AR5).

2 Methane emission intensity relative to commercial gas production.

3 Excluding biogenic methane.

4 97% originating from the Upstream.

5 For these definitions of "renewable hydrogen" and "low-carbon hydrogen", TotalEnergies refers to the definitions provided by French legislation (Article L. 811-1 of the Energy Code) and the European Commission (Communication from the Commission COM(2020) 301, "A hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe", July 8, 2020).

6 Fuels produced from captured CO2 and green hydrogen.