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08/03/2021 News

TotalEnergies launches BioLife in the UK


London, March 08, 2021The Special Fluids Business Unit of Total, a major producer of hydrocarbon fluids for industry, has launched BioLife, a range of renewable, pure and biodegradable isoparaffins, to the UK market.

Developed in response to calls from industry and consumers for more sustainable and environmentally friendly products, BioLife is a range of bio-based hydrocarbon solvents which provides a safe, sustainable and odourless alternative to traditional fossil-based solvents.

Derived from biomass, the production of this unique range of fluids leads to a very positive effect on greenhouse gas emission balance* combined with outstanding performances.

BioLife can be used in a wide range of applications such as inks, paints & coatings, cleaning, degreasing, personal care, home care, heat transfer media, lubricants and hydraulic and metalworking fluids.

The use of patented high-pressure hydrogenation HDA technology coupled with narrow cut distillations, means BioLife products are tailored for targeted applications with narrow boiling range, offering pure solutions with ultra-low aromatic content.

BioLife is colourless and odourless, has a low pour point and a high flash point. BioLife is classified as readily biodegradable.

The BioLife range gives customers an opportunity to significantly reduce their environmental impact* without compromising on performance.

John Tuite, Special Fluids General Manager at Total UK, said:

“Total’s Special Fluids Business Unit is committed to developing and marketing high performance and environmentally friendly products in line with societal, environmental and technical demands.
“BioLife is a major breakthrough in hydrocarbon solvent technology, which takes purity and performance to the next level while redefining industry standards, and we are delighted to bring this innovation to the UK market.”

Biolife, manufactured from Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, is certified in accordance with the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) standard. The BioLife range is also classified biodegradable (OECD 306/301B guidelines).
BioLife products are the first renewable pure isoparaffins registered under REACH with their own EC number.

To find out more about BioLife, visit


*Calculation method validated by a committee of independent experts.


About Total UK Limited

Total UK Limited is the UK Marketing & Services operation for the Total Group. The division manufactures and sells lubricants, bitumen products and petroleum-based solvents into the transport, building and manufacturing sectors.

Total UK is also one of the country’s leading suppliers of aviation fuels, supplying London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, as well as many smaller airfields around the country.

In November 2019, Total entered into an agreement with Harvest Energy, a member of the Prax Group, to allow Harvest Energy to develop its network of service stations with the support and expertise of Total and to secure its fuel supply. The first TOTAL service station opened in December 2019 in Thirsk (North Yorkshire, England). Further deployment will continue in 2020. The TOTAL outlets offer the public and business customers the company’s full line-up of fuels and lubricants, as well as a broad range of products and services, including EV charge points. 


About the Marketing & Services division of Total

The Marketing & Services division of Total develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 32,000 employees are present in 107 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 15,600 service stations in 71 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing Services has production sites all over the world, where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.


About Total

Total is a broad energy Group, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.


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