Monday 4 July 2022

Vattenfall and St1 join forces for large-scale SAF production

Vattenfall and St1 join forces for large-scale SAF production

Vattenfall and St1 have formed a partnership for the production of fossil-free fuel through offshore wind, primarily targeted for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The two companies have signed a letter of intent for synthetic electro fuel (SAF), with plans to jointly conduct a feasibility study and aim to develop an offshore wind power-based hydrogen supply infrastructure on the west coast of Sweden.

St1 hopes to produce one million cubic meters of electro fuels, the volume of which is equivalent to the annual aviation fuel demand of Stockholm Arlanda Airport, with production expected to start in 2029.

Anna Borg, President and CEO of Vattenfall said: “I’m very glad we are partnering with St1, two companies sharing the ambition to fight climate change. For Vattenfall, the electrification of society and industry is at the core of our business strategy.

“The development and optimisation of value chains based on offshore wind and fossil-free hydrogen is an interesting way forward. Our strong and growing Swedish offshore wind development portfolio of currently more than 20TWh offers ample opportunities.”

St1 is constructing a new biorefinery in Gothenburg, which will have an annual capacity of 200,000 tonnes of renewable fuels production and expected to commence operations in 2023.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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