TotalEnergies signs two partnerships to accelerate the conversion process of the Grandpuits zero oil platform


Since September, TotalEnergies has accelerated its commitment to transforming the Grandpuits refinery into a zero-oil platform by signing two agreements in this direction. By joining forces with SARIA and Air Liquide, the Company is reaffirming its commitment to convert the Grandpuits site and develop it into a low-carbon energy hub.

Announced since September 2020, the investment and transformation program for the Grandpuits site is beginning to take shape. In recent months, two agreements have been signed to accelerate this transformation process:

  • On September 26, TotalEnergies and SARIA, a leader on the European market for the collection and valorization of organic materials into sustainable products, have concluded an agreement to develop sustainable aviation fuel production on the Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne) zero-crude platform.
  • On November 22, TotalEnergies and Air Liquide are innovating to produce and valorize renewable, low carbon hydrogen at the Grandpuits zero crude platform.

Industrial redeployment focused on low-carbon energy

These two partnerships are part of the company's commitment to transform the Grandpuits site into a zero-oil platform by 2024. The production of biofuels, bioplastics and the recycling of plastic waste are at the heart of this project, which is part of our strategy to become carbon neutral by 2050, together with the society.

TotalEnergies and SARIA: a major step in securing feedstock supply to produce sustainable aviation fuel

TotalEnergies and SARIA, a leader on the European market for the collection and transformation of bio-based waste will join forces to develop the production of sustainable aviation fuel.

This agreement will enable the site's SAF production capacity to reach 210,000 tons per year, 25% higher than foreseen in the initial site conversion project announced in 2020.

This major step reinforces the conversion of the Grandpuits refinery into a zero-crude platform oriented towards SAF and is part of our strategy to become carbon neutral by 2050, together with society.

TotalEnergies and Air Liquide: an innovative strategy promoting sustainable development and the circular economy

As part of their partnership, TotalEnergies and Air Liquide have announced that they are joining forces to produce and valorize renewable, low-carbon hydrogen on the Grandpuits zero oil platform.

In line with the two companies’ shared ambition to get to net zero by 2050, the project includes sustainable and circular innovations:

  • The new hydrogen production unit, with the capacity to produce over 20,000 tons a year will produce hydrogen that is partly renewable, thanks to the recycling of residual biogas from the Grandpuits biorefinery, in place of the natural gas that is normally used.
  • This unit will be delivered with a carbon capture technology, allowing it to help reduce the platform’s carbon footprint, by capturing over 110,000 tons of CO2 a year for reuse in food and industrial applications.
  • Most of the unit’s renewable, low carbon hydrogen will be used by the biorefinery itself, to produce sustainable aviation fuel, but it could also be used to support sustainable mobility in the Ile-de-France region.