– SAIPOL SETE, A PLANT SPECIALISED IN THE PRODUCTION OF LOW-CARBON ENERGY AND PLANT PROTEINS
Located in the port of Sète since 1989, the Saipol plant is now mainly dedicated to the processing of imported rapeseed into protein-rich meal for animal feed and vegetable oils for biofuel production.
The products – oil, biodiesel and protein – are intended for its oil customers and livestock feed manufacturers in the Mediterranean area (France, Northern Europe and Italy for energy, and Spain, France and Morocco for protein).
Saipol, a subsidiary of the Avril group, has launched an investment programme to modernise the Sète site, which is preparing to become the world’s largest industrial facility capable of processing both Nuseed Carinata and rapeseed.
– NEW CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE COVER CROP FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL FEED
Nuseed [an international seed company] has developed the seed and production of Nuseed Carinata, a certified sustainable lower carbon feedstock. In 2022, Nuseed and bp entered into a strategic agreement to accelerate the market adoption of Nuseed Carinata. bp will purchase Nuseed Carinata Oil for use in the production of sustainable biofuels.
As an expert in oilseed crushing and in the supply chain of sustainable seeds for the production of lower carbon feedstocks, Saipol is supporting the Nuseed and bp agreement by dedicating part of its processing capacity to Nuseed Carinata.
In February 2023, Saipol will start processing Nuseed Carinata at its Grand-Couronne site (near Rouen). From 2024 onwards, when the current investments are completed, the Sète site will process this seed in addition to rapeseed.
Press contacts :
- Saipol :
- Fabien KAY (Communication officer)
- +33 6 08 35 58 89
- Nuseed :
- Colleen SHAW (Nuseed Carinata Communications Director)