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Olga Väisänen

Vice President Communications
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Gasum in brief

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. Gasum imports natural gas to Finland and promotes circular economy by processing waste and producing biogas and recycled nutrients in Finland and Sweden. The company offers energy for heat and power production, industry as well as road and maritime transport. Gasum is the leading supplier of biogas in the Nordic countries. The company has a gas filling stations network, that also serves heavy-duty vehicles. Gasum is also the leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) player in the Nordic market. The company continues to strengthen the position and infrastructure of LNG and supplies LNG to maritime transport, industry and heavy-duty vehicles in Finland, Sweden and Norway.

The Gasum Group has around 450 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The company’s revenue in 2017 totaled €925 million. Gasum is a fully Finnish state-owned company. 

10.12.2018

Gasum consolidates its position as the leading Nordic LNG provider

The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) company Skangas is renamed Gasum. The name change will strengthen the Gasum brand in the Nordic countries and the position of Gasum as the leading provider of LNG in the region. Gasum operates under one strong brand in the Nordic countries.

The energy company Gasum increased its shareholding in Skangas from 70% to 100% in October 2018. The acquisition is part of the Gasum strategy, a core element of which is to develop the Nordic gas market and LNG infrastructure.

“We want to lead the way and take the Nordic countries towards a cleaner tomorrow under one strong brand. Skangas, now being integrated into the Gasum Group, improves our capacity to build and develop the Nordic gas ecosystem and respond to the growing demand. The need for cleaner fuel solutions for industry and transport alike is increasing significantly, and LNG is the most competitive alternative among low-emission fuels. We will continue to provide our customers with as smooth access to services as before,” says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen. 

There will be no changes to the Business ID codes or contact details. The new companies will be Gasum AS, Gasum LNG Production AS, Gasum LNG Oy, Gasum LNG AB, the two first companies in Norway, Finland and Sweden respectively.


For more information please contact:

Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 554 0578, firstname.surnam@gasum.com

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energy market 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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30.11.2018

Get a 1% discount when using the GasCard to pay for fill-ups starting from the beginning of 2019

To serve our customers even better, we are offering current users of gas-fueled vehicles a new benefit: a 1% discount on prices valid at Gasum filling stations when paying with the GasCard starting from 1 January 2019.

To serve our customers even better, we want to offer current GasCard-holders a new benefit: a 1% discount for private individuals on fuel prices valid at Gasum filling stations when paying with the GasCard starting from 1 January 2019. The discount does not apply to businesses or private individuals with a fixed-price agreement.

Utilizing the discount does not require any measures from customers. The new discount takes effect automatically with all GasCards at the start of the year. The GasCard Charge Card Agreement Terms and Conditions have been updated due to the new discount.

New customers can apply for the GasCard easily and conveniently on the website. Existing customers can order a new GasCard to replace a damaged or lost card by contacting our Customer Service.

Gasum biogas is a 100% Finnish fuel

Biogas is produced in accordance with the principles of circular economy from feedstocks including biodegradable waste from homes, retail outlets and industry. The transport use of biogas only generates a fraction of local emissions such as nitrogen oxide and fine particulate emissions. Gasum’s road fuel biogas has been awarded the Nordic Ecolabel and the Made in Finland Key Flag Symbol.

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28.11.2018

Recycled nutrients from Gasum Turku biogas plant to be recovered for industry use

Developing a circular economy solution based on the Gasum biogas plant in Turku, Finland, is one of the Finnish Government’s key projects. Phase 1 of the project, related to nutrient recycling, has now been completed. Gasum processes sludge from the Turku region wastewater treatment service provider at its Topinoja biogas plant, turning the waste feedstock into biogas and recycled nutrients. Gasum has entered into groundbreaking recycled nutrients collaboration with Algol Chemicals. The project will continue with plant expansion and biogas liquefaction plant investment and is due for completion in late 2019.

A sub-project relating to nutrient recycling and the modernization of Gasum’s Topinoja biogas plant has been completed. Following the completion of the entire project, the Topinoja biogas plant will produce an annual total of 50 GWh of liquefied and 10 GWH of compressed biogas for various transport segment needs, equating to the annual energy consumption of around 6,000 cars. In addition to biogas, the plant will produce an annual total of around 4,000 tonnes of ammonia water, a recycled nutrient obtained from the biogas plant’s reject water totaling around 150,000 tonnes each year. In the first phase now commissioned, the annual production volume of ammonia water totals 2,000 tonnes. In the future, the recycled nutrients will be recovered and supplied to its customers by Algol Chemicals.

”It’s interesting to enter into recycled nutrients cooperation with Gasum. Corporate responsibility is part of our strategy and everyday operations. This is already the second circular economy project this year in which we’ve had the opportunity to participate and offer industrial operators and production processes products created as side streams. The production of a tonne of ammonia releases an average of 2.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), so by using an annual total of 2,000 tonnes of the solution created in the Gasum process we can eliminate almost 700 tonnes of CO2 emissions compared with virgin ammonium production,” says Algol Chemicals Managing Director Juha Jokinen.

”Our aim for the Turku biogas plant modernization and expansion project is to implement a circular economy solution that will increase the biomass processing capacity and access to biogas and launch new refined recycled nutrient products in the market in the Turku region. Local biogas will be better available as a fuel for heavy-duty and light vehicles in Turku. We’re happy that the plant modernization work was completed on schedule and, in cooperation with Algol Chemicals, we’re able to expand the uses of recycled nutrients even further. The investment helps reduce the volumes of wastewater generated at the biogas plant, and the remaining volumes returned to the local wastewater treatment plant will entail lower loads into the treatment processes. This is a big step forward towards our goal of a low-carbon society and nutrient recycling – a genuine circular economy solution,” says Ari Suomilammi, Director, Biogas Production and Sourcing, Gasum.

”Cooperation with Gasum reduces our carbon footprint, decreases the nutrient load on the environment and promotes the realization of energy efficiency and circular economy in the Turku region. The cooperation between Gasum and Algol Chemicals is a brilliant example of circular economy collaboration taking the environment in to account. Our Kakolanmäki plant processes the wastewater of almost 300,000 residents in the Turku region as well as the industrial wastewater from the area,” says Mirva Levomäki, CEO, Turun seudun puhdistamo Oy.

Under the Finnish Government Programme, the key projects aim to bring the Finnish economy to a path of sustainable growth and rising employment. The objective of the ‘Bioeconomy and clean solutions’ key projects is to increase the use of renewable energy in a sustainable way so that its share will rise to more than 50% during the 2020s. This will be based, in particular, on the growth in the supply of bioenergy and other emission-free renewable energy.

The Turku biogas plant expansion is one of the key projects of the Finnish Government. The project boosts the growth of the Finnish biogas market and promotes the development of the heavy-duty transport gas market. The project also improves the opportunities to use local road fuel gas in the Turku region. The biogas production capacity expansion will be completed during 2019. Following the expansion, the plant will process an annual total of around 110,000 tonnes of biomass, produce around 50 GWh of liquefied biogas and produce around 4,000 tonnes of ammonia water for use as a recycled nutrient. The Turku project will provide 170 full-time equivalents of employment during the construction phase.

For more information please contact:

Ari Suomilammi, Director, Biogas Production and Sourcing, Gasum Ltd,
Phone: +358 400 653 351, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com

Juha Jokinen, Managing Director, Algol Chemicals,
hone: +358 50 438 4022, juha.jokinen(a)algol.fi

Mirva Levomäki, CEO, Turun seudun puhdistamo Oy,
Phone: +358 40 712 6241, firstname.surname(a)turku.fi

Algol Chemicals is part of the Finnish family-owned Algol Group. The company connects industrial raw materials producers and customers while at the same time offering customized supply solutions, services and expertise. Thousands of REACH registered products of global partners are delivered to customers from local warehouses. The primary aim in storage and deliveries is safety and compliance.  The added value created by the company is based on the experience and network built over the past 125 years of cooperation with partners. The company provides services for 3,000 industrial enterprises in Scandinavia, the Baltics, Belarus, Ukraine and India.

Turun seudun puhdistamo Oy is a service provider owned by 14 municipalities that offers high-quality wastewater treatment services to its owners and other customers. The company is responsible for the operation and treatment results of the Kakolanmäki wastewater treatment plant, with the aim of providing an optimal purification performance that at the minimum meets the requirements set in the environmental permit. The plant processes the wastewater of almost 300,000 residents in the Turku region.

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector 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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