New oil recycling facility in France

A new facility that recycles used oil as high-end engine oil has officially been opened in France. Waste management company Veolia Environment and oil giant Total inaugurated the Osilub plant […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new facility that recycles used oil as high-end engine oil has officially been opened in France.

Waste management company Veolia Environment and oil giant Total inaugurated the Osilub plant today at the Gongreville l’Orcher site in Normandy, France after 20 months of construction work.

The facility has a processing capacity of 120,000 metric tons of oil per year, equivalent to nearly 50% of used oil generated in France.

Philippe Boisseau, President of Marketing & Services and New Energies at Total said: “Osilub’s innovative process will optimally regenerate used oil to offer customers superior quality products as part of a virtuous ‘circular economy.’ Energy efficiency is a core priority at Total because it offers a response to today’s environmental challenges and allows us to conserve valuable fossil fuel resources.”

A total of €55 million (£47m) was invested in the project.