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Total and Corbion partner to open second largest PLA plant
October 07, 2019

New venture will produce 75,000 tons per year of Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) at bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand.

In a grand opening ceremony on September 9, which included a blessing by local Thai monks, the new 50/50 joint venture between Total and leading biochemicals business, Corbion

Owners keen to ensure orders are met to take advantage of IMO 2020
September 16, 2019

In the August edition of the Monthly Shipping Review, leading shipbroker Simpson Spence Young (SSY) examines the rush to ensure scheduled newbuild deliveries are met.

The broker says that owners are keen to take advantage of the higher freight rates that are anticipated in the second half

Total to develop LNG market in Benin
September 09, 2019

Total, the Republic of Benin and the Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique (SBEE) have signed the Gas Supply Agreement and the Host Government Agreement for the development of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import floating terminal and the supply of up to 0.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa

Carilec Engineering Conference and Exhibition review
September 02, 2019

The 2019 Engineering and Procurement Conference and Exhibition took place in Curacao during June this year under the theme: ‘Partnering for Sustainable Energy Solutions, Innovation and Resilience'.

The conference aimed to provide a premier technical forum to learn more about the

Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.5% sulfur marine fuel
August 26, 2019

Several shipping, refining, fuel supply and standards organizations, including CIMAC, OCIMF and IBIA, have collaborated to produce the Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.5%  sulfur marine fuel, released on 20 August 2019.

The publication is designed to guide

Working with customers is key
August 19, 2019

Speaking with Lloyd’s List’s Vincent Wee in Hong Kong last month, Lubmarine Technical Director, Jean-Philippe Roman discussed the importance of working closely with customers during the IMO 2020 transition period. Marine Fuels Managing Director, Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet further

Production starts at La Mède biorefinery
August 06, 2019

Launched in 2015, the first batches of biofuel coming off the line represent the final step in the €275 million investment by Total to turn the former oil refinery into a new energies complex.

Following the conversion, the complex now encompasses a biorefinery with a capacity of 500,

Managing Sulfur Cap 2020 Transition
June 17, 2019

With less than half a year until the implementation of the IMO’s limit for Sulfur in fuel oil used on board ships, Total has been hosting a series of Global Sulfur Cap Forums in major shipping hubs, to help ship owners finalize their compliance plans well in advance of next

Total provides energy major perspectives on IMO 2020 and beyond
June 11, 2019

The six page feature, ‘IMO 2020: The tsunami that's heading your way’, published in the quarterly TradeWinds publication, cites both Total Lubmarine General Manager, Robert Joore, and Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) Managing Director, Jerome Leprince-Ringuet.