Total to produce advanced biofuel sugars from plant waste

Global energy producer Total is preparing to convert sugars from plant waste to operate as fuel in aircrafts while cutting greenhouse gases.

Commercial production of transportation fuel made from plant waste has been realised in the US, Brazil and Europe. As a result, Total is now searching for ways to develop technologies to extract maximum amounts of sugar from woody crops and agricultural waste.

‘Total is working on second-generation sugars production which enlarge the deposit of green crude,’ says Jean-Alain Taupy, raw material supply senior manager, Total.