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St1 Oy methanol

  • Project Description

    The energy company St1 is planning the first synthetic methanol plant in Finland next to the Finnsementti factory at the Ihalainen industrial site in Lappeenranta. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has granted a funding of EUR 35.4 million to St1’s Power-to-Methanol Lappeenranta project, which aims to produce renewable synthetic methanol to replace fossil fuels used in maritime and road transport. St1’s goal in the commercial-scale pilot project is to develop a replicable and scalable synthetic methanol production concept.

    Poroject Lead: St1 Nordic Oy

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Finland

    City/Town: Lappeenranta

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2022-10-04 -

    Project Status: Ongoing

    Project Budget: 35400000.0 €

    Funding source: NextGeneration EU

  • Technological Information


    - CCU (Power-to-X)

    CO2 Source: Lime industry

    CCU Tecnology Category: Capture (Point sources) and Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Catalytic conversion

    Facility stage: Planning

    End TRL: 8

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization:

    Production Volume: 25000 t/a by 2026

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Fuels

    Specific Product(s): Methanol

  • Partners

    - LUT University

    - St1 Nordic Oy