Biogas as part of the circular economy


We have a simple aim: we want to look after the environment and produce local renewable energy for our customers.

To produce biogas we need biodegradable feedstocks: inedible biowaste from shops, commercial garden waste as well as many other types of biodegradable fractions such as spent grains from beer brewing. We take these biodegradable feedstocks to our nearest biogas plant where biogas is produced from them. Upgraded biogas is composed of odorless methane that is lighter than air – in other words, clean environmentally friendly energy.

Nutrient residues from biogas production are utilized as fertilizers in fields. Using recycled fertilizers reduces the need to use conventional artificial fertilizers.

Ingenious, don’t you think? Mind you, we did not invent this ourselves – we simply learned from natural cycles.

Food waste from K-food stores provides energy for the manufacture of new own-brand Pirkka products for the Kesko Group in Finland.

Biogas is produced in local biogas plants

The biogas produced in Finland is the only Finnish fuel for vehicles that has been awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

Biogas distribution is convenient via the existing gas pipeline network. Biogas can also be transported in containers all around Finland.

Biogas is used as a gas vehicle fuel, energy for product manufacture, in heat and power production as well as in restaurants and homes.


Gasum to supply Preem with renewable maritime fuel

Nordic gas sector and energy market expert Gasum has entered into an agreement with Sweden’s largest fuel company Preem to supply their tankers with a new fuel blend consisting of liquefied natural gas and 10 per cent of renewable liquefied biogas. This is the first agreement that involves Gasum delivering a blend containing renewable fuel to a maritime customer on a regular basis. It will contribute to lowering greenhouse gas emissions even further.

Preem’s vessels supplied with Gasum’s blend of renewable maritime fuel are the time-chartered tankers Tern Ocean and Thun Evolve.
“Maritime transport is an important part of Preem's operations. We are very pleased to be able to introduce renewable liquefied biogas into our fuel mix. This opportunity supports our high-end sustainability requirements,” says Anna Karin Klinthäll, Manager Trading Operations at Preem.

Using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as maritime fuel reduces emissions significantly compared to conventional fuel, such as heavy fuel oil. It improves local air quality and reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 20 per cent when compared to conventional fuel. LNG is the most environmentally friendly fossil shipping fuel, meeting both current and long-term environmental requirements set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
By using 100 per cent renewable liquefied biogas (LBG), the emissions of greenhouse gas will be reduced even further. LBG reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 85 per cent when compared to fossil fuels. 

“Gasum is committed to working for a carbon-neutral future and helping our customers to reduce their own carbon footprint by providing cleaner energy. We are happy to support Preem towards greener shipping and particularly their vision of leading the transition towards a sustainable society,” says Jacob Granqvist, Sales Director Maritime in Gasum.

Gasum continually develops its fuel offering and services to answer to the future needs of the maritime segment. The company will continue to invest in the LNG and LBG supply chain and work together with maritime partners towards a cleaner future.

For further information please contact:

Jacob Granqvist, Sales Diector, LNG Marine, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 483 9129, firstname.surname(a)

Anna Karin Klinthäll, Manager Trading Operations at Preem
Phone: +46 10 450 16 69,

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energy market expert. We offer cleaner energy for combined heat and power production and industry as well as cleaner fuel solutions for maritime and road transport. We support our customers to decrease their own carbon footprint and that of their customers. Together with our partners, we are building a bridge towards a carbon-neutral future on land and at sea. Gasum promotes circular economy and is the leading supplier of biogas and processer of bio-degradable waste. We are the leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) player in the Nordic market.

The Gasum Group has around 350 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The company’s revenue in 2018 totaled €1,177 million. Gasum is owned by the State of Finland. 


About Preem

Preem is the largest fuel company in Sweden, with a refining capacity of more than 18 million m³ of crude oil every year. We refine and sell gasoline, diesel, heating oil and renewable fuels to companies and consumers in Sweden and abroad. Preem supplies more than half of Sweden’s industrial companies and one third of the small companies with heating and energy products. Preem has a nationwide service network with some 570 fuel stations for private and commercial traffic. Preem has over 1,500 employees, of which 950 work at our two refineries in Gothenburg and Lysekil, Sweden. Including personnel at distributors and partners, over 3,000 employees meet our customers under the Preem brand. Preem had a turnover of SEK 93 billion in 2018.

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Gasum delivers biogas to cleantech company Forchem

The energy company Gasum has entered into an agreement with the cleantech company Forchem Oy on the supply of liquefied biogas (LBG) for the Forchem tall oil biorefinery in Rauma, Finland. Forchem switched to using liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2019. 

Forchem supplies products for global actors operating in many different markets. The company’s operations are characterized by the principles of sustainable development and minimized environmental impacts. The liquefied biogas (LBG) is received at the Forchem reception terminal, vaporized and used in the company’s production processes. The switch from using LNG to using LBG can be made without any additional investments.

Biogas is a renewable fuel that helps to achieve significant reductions in the environmental footprint of enterprises

“This is the first time we delivered liquefied biogas, or LBG, to Forchem. LBG is an environmentally friendly fuel and we offer it for a variety of industrial needs. LNG and LBG can both be delivered using the same equipment, and the switch to LBG can be made without any additional investments. At Gasum we’re strongly expanding our LNG and LBG distribution network to meet our customers’ needs relating to their efforts to meet their emission reduction requirements. The construction of the LNG infrastructure also enables the introduction of LBG in the future,” says Sales Director Tommy Mattila from Gasum.

Liquefied biogas (LBG) is equal to liquefied natural gas (LNG) in terms of its properties and suitable for use as a road and maritime transport fuel and for industrial purposes. LBG is a renewable fuel that can be distributed by using the existing LNG infrastructure. By switching from LNG to LBG, industrial operators can achieve significant cuts in greenhouse gas life-cycle emissions. Biogas is produced from feedstocks including biodegradable side streams of industrial and other enterprises as well as from consumer biowaste.


For more information please contact:

Tommy Mattila, Sales Director, Industry, Gasum Ltd

Phone +358 40 581 9247, tommy.mattila(a)

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energymarket expert. Together with its partners, Gasum is building a bridge towards a carbon-neutral society on land and at sea.

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Information regarding the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19)

The energy company Gasum is constantly following the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and updating emergency preparedness plans and guidelines to our personnel and suppliers. Gasum makes every effort to secure the supply of gas and other services and safe logistics.

The supply of energy, processing of biodegradable waste and fuel deliveries to the transport sector are critical to keep society functioning during the epidemic. 

We constantly hold to keep an open dialog with our suppliers and our personnel to ensure continuity in all operations. If you have any further questions, please contact your contact person in Gasum.


More information:

Switchboard, Gasum Group
Finland: +358 20 4471
Sweden: +46 13 46 50885
Norway: +47 52 97 9200  

Customer service, Gasum Group
Finland: +358 800 122 722,
Sweden: +46 20 20 2000,

Norway: +47 52 97 9200,

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energymarket expert. Together with its partners, Gasum is building a bridge towards a carbon-neutral society on land and at sea.

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