St1 Green Processing Unit 2 (GPU2)

St1 Green Processing Unit 2 (GPU2)

Investment in a second Green Processing Unit (GPU2) at the St1 Gothenburg Refinery, for the production, of renewable biodiesel and bio-jet.

The Green Processing Unit 1 (GPU1) is the St1 ongoing investment and construction of a hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) manufacturing unit at the St1 refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. The technology solution selected is proven in industry and the new plant will have a capacity of 200,000 tonnes per year of primarily renewable biodiesel and bio-jet (Sustainable Aviation Fuel). The yield will also include bio-naphta and biogas. The plant is flexible and a variety of raw materials can be used such as used cooking oil (UCO) and talloil. The site is planned for commissioning and production start in the first part of 2022.

The GPU2 project would include the preparation, feasibility study and actual construction of a follow up investment to the St1 Green Processing Unit (GPU1) at the refinery in Gothenburg.

A GPU2 is not yet a firm project but green funding would catalyze developments  for a discussion and a feasibility study at an earlier stage than we had originally planned (following commissioning of GPU1). In a feasibility study and a new project, we would benefit from valuable learning transfers from GPU1. We would build in newly developed knowledge and competence around multiple additional raw materials as well as looking into alternative techniques.


Disclaimer: Potential projects are on a conceptual level and neither sanctioned nor approved by relevant board.



Directional budget  200 MEUR


Construction period 2-3 years.


400 000 tones with primary yield of biodiesel and biojet.

Contact information:

Per-Arne Karlsson
Director Public Affairs och Renewable Energy
+46 708 118448

Swedish green Recovery

The timing of the European Green Deal and the Climate law is excellent. Since around the time of the Paris agreement, there is an impatient willingness to act in the business sector, and we need authorities to catalyse this development.

The Swedish 2030-secretariat was founded to support Sweden’s ambition to decarbonize the transport sector. The Swedish Climate Law set an ambitious sector target for transport –  70 percent reduction of carbon dioxide by 2030. Through 70 partners from industry, municipalities and organisations the 2030-secretariat is supporting this ambitious development, independent of technical solutions or political parties. We are convinced that we need to work in parallel on behaviour, fuels (all low carbon or zero emission fuels) and vehicle technologies. All is needed.

We invited partners to send in proposals that fit well within Green recovery under the Green Deal. We have collected some 30 proposals, mostly in Sweden, in different areas using different technologies. We, the 2030-secretariat, are a Coalition of the willing with a focus on the target year 2030. There are many initiatives brewing in Sweden.

We strongly support initiatives like the Green recovery fund, and we see an increasing interest to take part. In this work we would like to stress the following:

• Allow for a multitude of solutions. We do not know which technology will be decisive, but we do know that many different technologies will be needed

• Changing our behaviour and the use of digital mobility is as important as legislation for vehicles or fuels. The 2020’s is the decade of digitalization, let’s invite digital solutions into the mobility sector

• Avoid having the good alternatives compete. The future is a combo; electricity, hydrogen, biofuels, biogas and some of the new fuels entering the market

• Do not separate fuels in generations or levels of sophistication. We are interested in the greenhouse gas reduction potential of the fuels, not what they are called

We sense a strong willingness to move forward, a season of change that is both needed and welcome. We hope that these initiatives can inspire. If you like an idea – steal it, if you want to participate, contact the person listed by the project. But most importantly, get inspired by what is possible.

The Swedish 2030-secretariat is made up of 70 partners from industry, municipalities and organisations joined in one common goal – supporting Sweden in reaching a 70 percent reduction of CO2 in the Swedish transport sector by 2030. We work in three areas, all equally important: vehicle technology, fuels and electrification and behaviour. All three important areas that need to deliver if we are to reach the climate target for the transport sector. The 2030-secretariat is independent from individual companies and political parties and does not favour any specific technology or solution. The reduction of CO2 is what counts. We are equally inspired by entrepreneurship and innovation as we are with grit, the on-going task of increasing efficiency. We need all to reach the climate targets.