Discover our eco-refining plant

in France

OLVEA continues to develop while strengthening its commitment to sustainable development. After developing eco-designed production sites and sustainable production chains in Africa, OLVEA is taking a new step forward with its vegetable and fish oils eco-refinery, OLVEA Green Technologies

A new direction for OLVEA

In order to be more reactive and flexible in response to the ever-changing needs of the market, OLVEA has chosen to develop its own eco-refining plant directly on its site in Normandy.

Thanks to its supply chains in Africa (of Argan and Shea in particular) and to its own green refinery, OLVEA is now able to offer its customers biosourced and eco-refined vegetable oils with a complete traceability. These oils, prized by cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food laboratories, are used in the composition of many formulations.

A new industrial dimension

Equipped with two refining lines with a daily capacity of 100 tonnes, OLVEA Green Technologies is one of the first green and eco-designed refineries in Europe. The equipment and the process of this plant make it possible to purify the oils while guaranteeing the absence of cross-contamination. The tank farm and the eco-refinery meet the Food Defense requirements.

OLVEA Green Technologies represents:

OLVEA - Oil eco-refining in France - Vegetable Oils

+ 40 people on site

OLVEA - Oil eco-refining in France - Vegetable Oils - Tanks

93 tanks

OLVEA - Oil eco-refining in France - Vegetable Oils - Storage

10.000 tons of storage


30.000 tons of annual refining capacity

An eco-refinery

OLVEA’s eco-refined vegetable oils have an optimal quality and a reduced ecological footprint: the entire building and the refining process were designed to have the lowest environmental impact.

The building of an old factory has been completely rehabilitated; the demolition materials were recycled and revalorized. OLVEA Green Technologies has now 9,000m² of building, and 1,300m² of photovoltaic panels installed on the roof, from which the energy production covers 50% of the needs of one refining line. The rest of the energy supply of the plant is purchased from green sources of gas and electricity. OLVEA has also launched scientific partnerships with local universities, and has created a research and development laboratory.

OLVEA - Oil eco-refining in France - Vegetable Oils - Oil eco-refinery

Building of

9 000m²

OLVEA - Oil eco-refining in France - Vegetable Oils - Photovoltaic panels

1 300m²
of photovoltaic panels

OLVEA - Oil eco-refining in France - Vegetable Oils - Water saving

12 millions
liters of water per year

The green plant is equipped with numerous heat exchangers to recover and interchange heat energy at different stages of the process. OLVEA has also installed 3 rainwater storage tanks, with a storage capacity of 1 million liters, to recover up to 12 million liters per year.

Discover our production units

OLVEA offers more than 70 oils and specialty ingredients

Discover our production units

OLVEA has two production units in Africa: