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The Biotech D product is a liquid biomass with combustion characteristics similar to heavy fuel oil. It is made from a blend of products from the distillation of Crude Tall Oil (CTO). CTO is a residue from the Kraft process that transforms softwoods into pulp. Tall Oil is one of the sustainable products recognized by the European Directive (Renewable Energy Directive).
Fioul Industries obtained ISCC-EU certification in July 2017 for Biotech D. ISCC-EU is a private standard which transposes the requirements of the RED on renewable energies, defining a list of eligible products, the methods of traceability of products for the purchase and sale and the calculation of GHG emissions.

The Total ECosolutions Advantage

Biotech D is compared to the reference product heavy fuel oil TBTS 1%S, fatal product of the refinery, which concentrates the impurities of the crude such as metels, asphaltenes or sulfur. Biotech D is used as fuel with the same type of boiler and burner as Heavy Fuel Oil. 

The environmental performance

  • 97% reduction in greenhouse gaz emissions

  • Reduced health impact

Picto Check VA External verification

Independent auditor EY has verified that this product was labeled according to the method described in the Total Ecosolutions Guidelines and that the guidelines comply with the principles set out in the ISO 14020 and 14021 standards which govern environmental claims and particularly their accuracy.

Additional information

  • Label award date: October 2018 (Guidelines version 5)
  • Label term: December 2022
  • Geographical scope: Europe