As part of our strategy, we aim to reach carbon neutral production by 2035. Among several other actions, this requires efficient and reliable monitoring to ensure that we use all resources, like energy and water, as efficiently as possible.
Energy efficiency plays a key role particularly in our production and logistics. We for example, consider energy efficiency when overhauling and replacing equipment and making new investments. We continuously seek new ways to improve energy efficiency by modifying our operating methods.
As part of our commitment to reach carbon neutrality in production by 2035, we aim for 100% renewable electricity use globally by 2023. In order to proceed with this target, we will increase the use of renewable electricity at our Porvoo refinery and have signed a new wind power agreement with a wind power company Ilmatar. Our aim is to increase the use of renewable electricity at the Porvoo refinery to 100% by 2023. The goal for the share of renewable electricity of total purchased electricity is 100 % in 2023. Read more about the target.
Commitment to energy efficiency
We have made a commitment to the efficiency program for Finland’s energy-intensive industries. During the agreement period in 2017–2025, we aim to save 500 GWh from the 2014 level. In 2020, our energy saving measures were 33 GWh.
We for example, have a new long-term agreement on wind power with Fortum. The total capacity of the agreement is more than 60 MW, and the energy produced will correspond to around 20% of the electricity consumption at the Neste Porvoo and Naantali sites. The wind power deliveries began in 2021. The shift to wind power will reduce the indirect greenhouse gas emissions of electricity purchases at Neste’s production sites annually by approximately 40 kilotons.
Energy savings at Neste’s service station network
Our service station networks in Finland and in the Baltics have their own energy efficiency targets. The program covering the stations in Finland aims to reduce the electricity consumption of station forecourts by 25% by 2020 compared to the 2007 level.
We seek savings, among other measures, by utilizing new lighting technology. The aim of the energy efficiency program for the Baltic countries' service stations is to reduce electricity consumption by 20% (6,800 MWh) compared to the 2010 level by 2020.
In addition, tanker truck fueling stations and truck loads are designed to be as efficient as possible in terms of fuel consumption.