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Gasum in brief

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. 

10.01.2020

Grants from Gasum Gas Fund for 2020 are open for applications

The energy company Gasum provides grants to researchers every year. Research, technology and innovations play key roles in the journey towards a clean and sustainable Nordic gas ecosystem. As a forerunner in the gas and energy sector, Gasum invests in the development of new technologies, concepts and energy systems. The application period for the year’s grants are open and will end in February 7, 2020.

The Gasum Gas Fund aims to respond to society’s transformational challenges by developing energy solutions based on gas and producing information supporting the development of the gas sector.

Thematic areas supported may be related to, for example:

  • gas-related circular economy and bioeconomy;
  • gas transport and logistics;
  • distributed energy solutions promoting gas use; or
  • gas-based energy storage technologies (such as power-to-gas).

The Gas Fund is one of the special funds run and administered by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES).

Who are grants provided to?

Grants are provided to post-graduate students for doctoral dissertation work. In exceptional cases, funding may also be provided for high-quality Master’s theses. Grants are given out for research conducted in Finland, including possible periods of working abroad on the project. The Gasum Gas Fund aims to support full-time research, with the objective being to provide full daily allowances. In addition, the Gasum Gas Fund seeks to provide long-term funding to students. Therefore funding can also be applied for through the Fund in several consecutive years. This, however, requires proof of progress made in the work. Progress must be indicated in the application as well as in the reference letter provided by the advisor or supervisor of the work.

Applications addressed to the Gasum Gas Fund are considered by the Fund’s advisory committee. The committee is chaired by Lars Gädda, Dr. Tech., and the other members are Professor Jukka Rintala from Tampere University of Technology, Professor Esa Vakkilainen from LUT University, Marianna Jokila from Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion and Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen, DSc. (Tech.).

In 2019, the Fund gave out 8 grants totaling €62,200. Grants have been provided since 2005. Take a look at last year’s grant recipients and their research topics. 
 

See also the TES website for information on how to apply for a grant >

 

For more information please contact:

Viljami Kinnunen, Development Engineer, Gasum
Phone: +358 50 33 10308, firstname.surname@gasum.com


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. www.gasum.com.

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01.01.2020

Finnish pipeline gas market is open, and Gasgrid Finland Oy has begun operations

The Finnish gas market has opened up to competition and the wholesale of gas and transmission network has been unbundled from each other 1 of January 2020.

The new gas transmission network company, Gasgrid Finland Oy is responsible for gas transmission operations in Finland. The company has been unbundled from the energy company Gasum into a separate company.

The transmission network company, Gasgrid Finland Oy, is the Transmission System Operator (TSO) with system responsibility and offer gas transmission services.

Please contact Gasgrid Finland Oy, if You have in inquiries related to gas transmission operations in 2020.


For more information please contact:
Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 55 40 578, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com


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. www.gasum.com.

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31.12.2019

Finnish pipeline gas market opens up and Gasgrid Finland begins operations

The first day of 2020 will see the Finnish gas market open up to competition and the wholesale of gas and transmission network will be unbundled from each other. At the same time, the new gas transmission network company, Gasgrid Finland, which will be unbundled from energy company Gasum into a separate company, will begin operations.

From the beginning of 2020, the pipeline gas market in Finland will be open to competition. The reform has been driven by the new Natural Gas Market Act, which entered into force in 2018, and under which the transmission and sale of gas must be unbundled from each other. In consequence of this, a new gas transmission network company, Gasgrid Finland Oy, will start operating also when the market opens up at the beginning of 2020.

“We have long been preparing for the new situation together. Opening up of the gas market has required extensive cooperation between different stakeholders to create new market rules. The import and wholesale of natural gas will be possible for all actors within the gas grid area. We expect interest in the Finnish gas market also from international actors who have earlier operated in open markets in the Baltic states, for example. The importance of gas as a source of energy will continue to grow in the combat against climate change,” says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.

Natural gas is a cost-effective way to reduce CO2 emissions as we move towards carbon neutral future. Security of supply and reliability are very important in the gas market. Gasum has decades of experience of gas and of providing comprehensive energy solutions and energy market services. In line with its strategy, Gasum continues to take purposeful steps to invest in developing the Nordic gas infrastructure in response to growing demand in industry and in road and maritime transport.


For more information please contact:
Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 55 40 578, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com


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. www.gasum.com.

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