06On April 16, 2022, the decree formalizing the eligibility of vehicles running on B100 for the Crit’Air 1 sticker was published in the official journal, with immediate effect. Co-signed on April 11 by the Minister for Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, and by the Minister Delegate for Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, this decree modifies the nomenclature of vehicles classified according to their level of emission of atmospheric pollutants in introducing trucks running exclusively on B100.
This decision, first unveiled by Emmanuel Macron on March 30 during the 76th FNSEA congress, sends a strong signal to our rapeseed production sector: “ Our customers with approved vehicles running exclusively on coc100 will thus be able, thanks to the Crit’Air 1 sticker, to drive in low-emission zones. This measure will allow wider use of coc100, which reduces CO emissions by at least 60%.2 from field to truck says Ulrich Housseau, Managing Director of Center Ouest Céréales.
The advantages of the coc100, commercial brand of B100
A commercial brand of B100, the coc100 is intended for the captive fleets of transport professionals and local authorities. ” It allows these professionals to Center West Cereals of meet the objectives of the energy transition law on green growth and meet the requirements of the ministerial decree of March 29, 2018 says Thierry Barrois, director of the B100 division at Center Ouest Céréales.
Thierry Barrois cites traceability from the rapeseed field to the truck, dedicated supply and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This without this alternative energy costing the transporter more than fossil fuels, and without this changing the habits of users! Indeed, the coc100 does not require training for drivers and mechanics.
The coc100 reduces CO2 emissions by 60% compared to the use of diesel, supported by Bureau Veritas certification. A study has also shown that by swapping diesel for B100, particulate emissions are reduced by around 80%.
The coc100 is by definition biodegradable, non-Atex and non-ICPE classified.
100% French origin, 100% property of farmers
The coc100 is produced from rapeseed oil grown in France, mainly in the Center-West. ” The coc100 benefits from the shortest possible circuit, specifies Thierry Barrois. We are the only French sector from field to tank to belong to the farmers themselves”.
In the early 2000s, these 1,700 farmers decided to build a factory to grind their oilseeds and thus produce quality vegetable proteins for the local animal feed industry. Their objective: to reduce France’s dependence on GMO soybean cakes imported from America. The co-produced oil was then esterified on this site to supply the biofuel sector.
This agro-industrial site is based in Chalandray, in Vienne. Each year, it transforms 250,000 tonnes of oilseeds into 150,000 tonnes of meal, and 100,000 tonnes of oil.
Thanks to their early involvement in this adventure, farmers have acquired an industrial tool that allows them to capture the added value and improve the return on their crops.
Customers spread across France
More than a year after its commercial launch, the coc100 is spreading across France. Its customers located in the four corners of France are supported by a team of salespeople led by Thierry Barrois from the company’s headquarters, a stone’s throw from Futuroscope: ” By our size, we can be flexible: we Center West Cereals adapt to the demands of our customers and their needsinsists the director. For the first year, the sales target was set at 6,000 m3. These volumes are equivalent to running 200 trucks over the year only at coc100. »
A coc100 commercial package that allows carriers to participate in the energy transition “at no additional cost”
” We set up a connected tank free of charge at the carrier’s premises, as well as the distribution system and the management controller, explains Thierry Barrois. We make the necessary connections. We also contribute financially to the retrofit (the adaptation of the vehicle if necessary), and to any additional maintenance costs for vehicles under maintenance contract. »
Press release from Center Ouest Céréales.