French sugar manufacturer Tereos, a member of the European Association of Sugar Manufacturers, is employing the use of biofuels in their production and logistics operations in the Grand-Est region of France.
This follows a pilot experience with ED95 fuel at a site in northern France, alongside twenty other stakeholders.
Bioethanol is a local renewable energy. It uses the residues of raw materials after processing for food and supplements revenues and boosts agricultural production in the French regions by extracting value from the natural resource a second time. This reduces CO2 emissions by up to 88% in urban areas compared to petroleum diesel, according to an Ademe study.
Road hauliers can also use it to obtain the “crit’air 1” French label, which allows them to access low emissions zones in France.