Saipol’s administrative teams are spread over three sites in Grand-Couronne, Paris (La Défense during the works carried out until 2022) and Asnières.
Since 2020, the Dieppe site has been undergoing a transformation through a project led by the Avril Group and partner Royal DSM.
The main products of the site rapeseed cake, crude vegetable oils, rapeseed lecithin, Oleo100, biodiesel, crude vegetable glycerine
The site processes almost one million tonnes of rapeseed and other oilseeds per year. The industrial site’s energy is produced by the BioCogelyo Normandie biomass cogeneration plant.
The services of the administrative headquarters are spread over the sites of Grand-Couronne, Paris and Asnières-sur-Seine and bring together the support functions of Saipol. The Paris site hosts the sales teams for Saipol’s renewable energy activities: biodiesel, pre-treated oils and Oleo100.
At Bassens, Saipol transforms around 700,000 tonnes of rapeseed and sunflower seeds into edible vegetable oils, protein-rich meal for animal feed, sunflower lecithin, Diester biodiesel, vegetable glycerine, sunflower husks.
The plant produces its own energy from the combustion in a biomass boiler of sunflower husks obtained during the hulling of the seeds before processing.
The plant produces its own energy from the combustion in a biomass boiler of sunflower husks obtained when the seeds are hulled before processing.
The industrial site is powered by steam produced by the Sète Agglopole Méditerranée’s Energy Recovery Unit (UVE) and its own biomass boiler using sunflower husks produced at the Saipol factory in Bassens.