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Palm oil to diesel: Activists decry Total’s proposed biorefinery

Total refinery

French oil multinational, Total, is stepping up its reliance on palm oil and wants to build a biorefinery in Marseilles to meet supposedly growing demand for diesel fuel. The proposal is said to be contradictory to the European Parliament’s call for biofuels from palm oil to be phased out. Total intends to invest €275 million to convert a fossil oil refinery in ...

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How Swiss traders flood Africa with toxic fuel, study reveals


A report published on Thursday has revealed how Swiss commodity trading firms exploit lax regulatory standards to sell African customers fuel with high sulphur content. Titled “Dirty Diesel”, the report was published by Public Eye, a Swiss non-governmental organisation. Produced by the trading firms themselves, these types of fuel have reportedly been banned in Europe. According to observers, they contribute ...

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