Driven by the inclusion of four new sites and larger
processed volumes in 2018, AAK’s production sites had
a combined direct energy consumption of 5,013,000 Gj,
an increase of 14.2 percent compared to 2017. Direct
energy consumption from renewable resources constitutes
23 percent which unfortunately is a step backwards
from 27 percent last year due to new production sites
having less renewable resources.
During the same period, and for the same reasons
electricity and steam purchases (indirect energy
consumption) increased by 15.3 percent to 1,025,000 Gj.
The proportion of green electricity constitutes 34 percent.
So, total energy consumption reached 6,038,000 Gj, an
increase of 14.4 percent.
Total energy consumption per processed unit decreased
with 1.3 percent on the AAK scope 2016 production sites.
Progress has however been challenged by two factors:
1. A strategic decision to increase the production of
highly refined products which require more energy
2. An extra cold winter on the East Coast of the US
requiring more energy in the production.
The new baseline including the four new production sites
is 4.3 percent higher than in 2017.
We have ongoing energy efficiency projects on all
production sites and expect to keep progressing in the
Direct energy consumption 2018 – per energy
Per unit processed material
16% Fuel oil
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Purchased electricity and steam 2018