Total Group is an international oil & gas company as well as a major integrated player in the global solar industry. Total has strong international presence in over 130 countries and has more than 700 production facilities and 98.000 employees. Total markets fuels, base chemicals (ethylene, propylene, C4-streams, aromatics), plastics (PE, PP, PS) and specialty chemicals.
Total’s ambition is to become the leader in responsible hydrocarbons, with a strong development focus on renewable energies. Total business aims at discovering, producing and transforming oil and gas and converting other natural resources, especially solar and biomass, to provide energy-related products and services to their customers around the world.
Biomass pertains to different types of markets in which Total does business: fuel, special fluids, molecules for chemistry and power and/or heat generation. Total is particularly focused on its main downstream markets: fuels (road and aviation), lubrícants and chemicals.
Activities combine R&D partnership (among others with Amyris for the conversion of sugar into automotive fuel and chemicals), technology co-development (among others with Galactic within Futerro to develop a process to produce PLA from lactic acid), and in consortium (among others within BioTFuel to manufacture biodiesel from lignocelluloses).
Total is a partner in the BBI JU projects ‘GreenProtein’ (Revalorisation of vegetable processing industry remnants into high-value functional proteins and other food ingredients), ‘MACROCASCADE’ (Cascading Marine Macroalgal Biorefinery) and ‘NeoCel’ (Novel processes for sustainable cellulose-based materials)transand ‘MAGNIFICENT’ (Microalgae As a Green source for Nutritional Ingredients for Food/Feed and Ingredients for Cosmetics by cost-Effective New Technologies).