St1 constructs a biorefinery to produce renewable diesel and jet fuel

Energy company St1 has made an investment decision to construct a new biorefinery at its refinery in Gothenburg in Sweden. The design allows flexibility to process a wide range of feedstocks meeting current and future specifications for renewable fuels to be produced such as HVO diesel, jet fuel and naphtha. The new biorefinery is expected to start production in 2022. The produced renewable fuels will significantly reduce the CO2-emissions compared to fossil fuels.

St1 has already made a series of investments over the last two years at the refinery, targeting annual production of 200,000 tonnes of renewable fuels. The entire investment includes a hydrogen production plant, a production plant for renewable fuels and dedicated tank farm. In addition, new infrastructure and required utility facilities will be installed to enable feedstock imports as well as production and distribution of renewable fuels. The value of all the related investments will be in the order of 200 million euros. 

“St1 is a Nordic energy company with a clear vision to be the leading producer and seller of CO2-aware energy. This means continuous developing and strengthening our own production of renewable energy to reduce fossil CO2 emissions in various sectors and the new biorefinery will be a significant addition in the area of transportation fuels. We wish to introduce more and more sustainable choices for our customers, says Bo-Erik Svensson, Managing Director of St1 Refinery.

St1 has a strong experience in producing advanced fuel ethanol from various waste streams. One of the ethanol production biorefinery units is integrated in the St1 refinery in Gothenburg. St1 is piloting the production of advanced fuel ethanol from cassava starch mill waste in Thailand. The company is also developing new ethanol production technologies with a strong focus on ligno-cellulosic feedstocks. The first Cellunolix® demonstration biorefinery to manufacture ethanol from sawdust is located in Kajaani in Finland.

For further information, please contact:

Bo-Erik Svensson, Managing Director, St1 Refinery, tel. +46 31 744 6250,

St1 Nordic Oy is a Nordic energy group whose vision is to be the leading producer and seller of CO2-aware energy. The Group researches and develops economically viable, environmentally sustainable energy solutions. St1 focuses on fuels marketing activities, oil refining and renewable energy solutions such as waste-based advanced ethanol fuels and industrial wind power. The Group has 1300 St1 and Shell branded retail stations in Finland, Sweden and Norway. Headquartered in Helsinki, St1 employs currently more than 770 people.



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