Skip to main content

TotalEnergies to build a new plastic recycling unit at the Grandpuits zero-crude platform

Published by , Editorial Assistant
Hydrocarbon Engineering,

TotalEnergies has announced it is building of a new mechanical recycling unit for plastic waste at its Grandpuits site, southeast of Paris, France. This new investment follows those announced in June 2023 — the doubling of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production and construction of a biomethane production unit — in line with the company’s ambition to develop low-carbon energy and the circular economy.

The new unit should enter service in 2026 and produce 30 000 tpy of high value-added compounds containing up to 50% recycled plastic material.

In addition to the mechanical recycling unit, a specific centre will be established that provides technical assistance to customers and develops new products, in order to provide sufficient support for the commercialisation of the new range of hybrid compounds.

"This investment is great news for the local area and represents another milestone for the zero-crude platform at Grandpuits. The investment in this plastic recycling unit is entirely consistent with the company’s ambition to grow the circular economy and will contribute to the objective of reaching 1 million t of circular polymers by 2030. By developing all these projects at the Grandpuits zero-crude platform, the company can confirm it will maintain 250 jobs at the site, honouring the commitments that it made in September 2020," said Bernard Pinatel, President, Refining & Chemicals at TotalEnergies.

Grandpuits is an ambitious project for low-carbon energy and the circular economy.

Read the article online at:

You might also like


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):


This article has been tagged under the following:

Downstream news Europe downstream news