Advanced Fuels from Waste
Ethanol is globally the most widely used and well-known biofuel. It is liquid fuel that replaces gasoline directly in existing usage. There is no large investments needed for distribution networks. The performance qualities of St1’s waste-based advanced ethanol are superior compared to most other alternative biofuels and it generates up to 90% less CO2-emissions than conventional fossil fuels. It has the possibility to vastly reduce fossil fuel -based GHG-emissions in a fast way.
St1 is focusing on ethanol production technologies that utilize biowaste and residues. Our ongoing research and development projects increase the capacity of ethanol production as new feedstock and plant technologies become available. Suitable feedstock is found in every country in the world. The biggest potential in the future can be seen in the use of forest industry residues.
In addition to high quality fuel, depending on the feedstock, our biorefineries generate fodder, energy or heat as a side product.