“Fuel from waste. The idea intrigued me. I immediately knew it had something in it.”

-Mika Anttonen, Chairman of the St1 Board and majority shareholder

A Finnish energy company that challenges the conventional

Our vision is to be the leading producer and seller of CO2-aware energy. So far, St1 has bioethanol plants in Finland; an oil refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden; and service stations in Finland, Sweden and Norway.

The cornerstone of our business is the sale of liquid fuels for transport and heating use to consumers and the corporate sector. In the petrol station business, we have St1 and Shell networks, the latter under a licence agreement.

Our strong performance in the traditional oil business enables us to invest in the future and to build a solid foundation for realising our vision through renewable energy. We are already recycling waste for fuel and using wind power to produce electricity. In the spirit of our vision, each of our solutions must be technically and economically feasible and ecologically sustainable – today.

Clean energy from the depths of the Earth

St1 is drilling seven kilometres into the bedrock of Espoo - deeper than ever before in Finland. The goal of St1 Deep Heat is to build Finland’s first industrial scale heat plant running on geothermal energy. Energy company Fortum will act as a partner and buy the energy for Espoo’s district heating network.

St1 already has experience on sustainably produced energy, and geothermal heat is a natural next step. The process where geothermal heat is extracted is fairly simple. Process begins when two 7-km-deep holes are drilled into the crust of the Earth. Water is fed down to the bedrock where its temperature will rise due to geothermal heat. The hot water will rise up, and the heat will be entered into district heating network. A complete plant should produce as much as 40 megawatts of energy.

The challenge of the project is Finland’s hard bedrock and a specially manufactured drill is needed to get through. Still it takes months to drill a 7-km-deep hole. The heat plant itself will be completed in 2018, and it is planned to cover 10% of the district heating needed in Espoo. If the pilot succeeds the technology can also be taken into use elsewhere in in the Nordic countries.

Meeting the energy needs of all customers

More than 600,000 customer visits every day

Our retail business has its foundation in a strong petrol station network. The St1- and Shell-branded network is present in Finland, Sweden and Norway. Hundreds of thousands of customers visit us every day. Depending on the location, the network serves different needs of people on the go. The distribution network consists of unmanned stations and service stations with convenience stores and restaurants. We have been building a strong, wide retail presence in order to create a platform for introducing and commercialising new fuel products.

From home heating to aviation services

We serve both private and corporate customers also outside the retail network. Through our direct and wholesale channels, we sell and deliver a wide range of oil products – among them heating oil, middle distillates for machinery and marine fuels. We co-own with Shell an aviation fuels company serving Norwegian airports. Subsidiary company St1 Lähienergia Oy sells and installs devices based on renewable energy sources. Our product and service range also includes payment and credit cards meeting our customers’ specific needs.

One of the world’s most energy-efficient refineries

St1 has an oil refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden, with an annual refining capacity of approximately 30 million barrels of crude oil. We refine LPG, kerosene, petrol, diesel and light fuel oils with low sulphur content. The majority of the refinery's production is sold in Sweden.

Nearly a third of the heat generated by the production equipment is recycled to the city’s district heating network to heat almost 70,000 homes in the Gothenburg area.

Over the last few decades, several hundred million Swedish krona have been invested in the manufacture of highly environment-friendly products and in decreasing the emissions from production.

All of the products comply with the applicable environmental requirements. We engage in active environmental protection work and have EMAS and ISO 14001 certificates.

Of the total turnover, 26% was generated in Finland, 71% in Sweden and 3% in Norway.

Learn more about our decentralised production – this is how the world’s most environment-friendly bioethanol is made.

From waste-based bioethanol to wind power

St1's vision is to be the leading producer and seller of CO2-aware energy. What does this mean? Our goal is to develop and commercialise well-functioning, environmentally friendly energy solutions and to realise them in a profitable manner. Each of our solutions must be technologically feasible – today. Our solutions must also be ecologically and ethically sustainable and logistically sensible.

We are already recycling waste for use as fuel and using wind power to produce electricity. Little by little, we are moving the dial from fossil-based, imported energy toward clever domestic, renewable alternatives.

This is enabling us to produce more and more sustainably produced and affordable energy for consumers. For your car, home or company. It’s simply the smart thing to do.

Cars powered intelligently by waste and leftovers

St1 replaces fossil energy by recycling waste from households and the retail and industrial sectors, turning it into the world’s cleanest fuel and simultaneously reducing its fossil CO2 emissions. We manufacture bioethanol for traffic use from various waste and residues, such as:

  • Biowaste from households
  • Leftover dough from bakeries
  • Expired bread and other organic waste from shops
  • Waste from beer and other beverage production
  • Waste and process residues from confectionery production
  • Starch- and sugar-containing waste from the food industry

We turn wind into electricity

TuuliWatti, a company 50% owned by St1, develops and builds wind farms on land. The company’s aim for the near future is to create significant wind power capacity all over Finland. The graph below presents TuuliWatti Oy’s wind power production over the past 12 months.

Total production at present

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299,23 MW

Wind power production over the past 12 months

  4/2016 5/2016 6/2016 7/2016 8/2016 9/2016 10/2016 11/2016 12/2016 1/2017 2/2017 3/2017
  52315 MWh 36739 MWh 46788 MWh 35016 MWh 72107 MWh 51988 MWh 56050 MWh 103206 MWh 122981 MWh 131342 MWh 67043 MWh 116058 MWh
KITKIAISVAARA 5205 MWh 3538 MWh 5692 MWh 3295 MWh 5892 MWh 5306 MWh 4361 MWh 9343 MWh 12617 MWh 12847 MWh 5126 MWh 8888 MWh
HALMEKANGAS 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 901 MWh 1516 MWh 6213 MWh
OLHAVA2 2048 MWh 1303 MWh 1880 MWh 1054 MWh 2689 MWh 1826 MWh 1705 MWh 2877 MWh 3301 MWh 3522 MWh 1847 MWh 3130 MWh
MUSTILANKANGAS2 7196 MWh 5397 MWh 6650 MWh 4718 MWh 10281 MWh 5556 MWh 6973 MWh 13208 MWh 13566 MWh 14694 MWh 7401 MWh 11910 MWh
MUSTILANKANGAS1 7707 MWh 5348 MWh 6704 MWh 4350 MWh 9938 MWh 6849 MWh 6983 MWh 12603 MWh 13184 MWh 14179 MWh 7411 MWh 11768 MWh
SIMO 3265 MWh 1989 MWh 3226 MWh 1800 MWh 4681 MWh 3631 MWh 2890 MWh 4883 MWh 5898 MWh 6524 MWh 2903 MWh 5390 MWh
PEITTOO 7826 MWh 5228 MWh 6554 MWh 6068 MWh 10674 MWh 7507 MWh 10010 MWh 16048 MWh 16873 MWh 15993 MWh 9401 MWh 14879 MWh
TERVOLA 5470 MWh 4240 MWh 2505 MWh 3497 MWh 6964 MWh 5889 MWh 4395 MWh 6788 MWh 10891 MWh 10853 MWh 4176 MWh 9111 MWh
LEIPIO2 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 256 MWh 1469 MWh 8919 MWh 12737 MWh 15600 MWh 8257 MWh 13704 MWh
JANESKEIDAS 4892 MWh 4116 MWh 4793 MWh 4056 MWh 6938 MWh 5206 MWh 7086 MWh 10088 MWh 10477 MWh 10223 MWh 5637 MWh 8903 MWh
MARYNUMMI 1320 MWh 687 MWh 1315 MWh 1355 MWh 1795 MWh 1231 MWh 2356 MWh 2670 MWh 2862 MWh 2149 MWh 1604 MWh 2427 MWh
PORI 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 0 MWh 256 MWh 1077 MWh 654 MWh 1074 MWh 744 MWh 1174 MWh
MUSTILANKANGAS3 0 MWh 0 MWh 237 MWh 822 MWh 2296 MWh 1400 MWh 1652 MWh 3222 MWh 6445 MWh 7484 MWh 3859 MWh 6190 MWh
LEIPIO 2863 MWh 1851 MWh 2722 MWh 1515 MWh 3768 MWh 2634 MWh 2103 MWh 4492 MWh 5413 MWh 6204 MWh 2466 MWh 4663 MWh
OLHAVA 4522 MWh 3041 MWh 4510 MWh 2488 MWh 6191 MWh 4700 MWh 3812 MWh 6988 MWh 8064 MWh 9095 MWh 4695 MWh 7709 MWh