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Gasum in brief

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energy market expert. Gasum offers cleaner energy and energy market expert services for industry and for combined heat and power (CHP) production as well as cleaner fuel solutions for road and maritime transport. The company helps its customers to reduce their own carbon footprint as well as that of their customers. Together with its partners, Gasum promotes development towards a carbon-neutral future on land and at sea.

The Gasum Group has around 350 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The company’s revenue totaled €1,128 million in 2019. Gasum is owned by the State of Finland.

24.03.2020

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)gasum.com

Anna Karin Klinthäll, Manager Trading Operations at Preem
Phone: +46 10 450 16 69, annakarin.klinthall@preem.se


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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23.03.2020

Steps forward in corporate responsibility taken by Gasum in 2019

The energy company Gasum promotes sustainable development in line with its strategy. Gasum has published its key corporate responsibility achievements in 2019. The company improved its customers’ access to cleaner energy in road and maritime transport, industry and energy production. Gasum’s safety and security culture underwent strong development, which resulted in many steps forward.

Gasum is taking determined steps to promote sustainable development in accordance with the principles of circular economy and by providing cleaner energy solutions in the Nordic countries. The company’s responsibility work is steered by its Corporate Responsibility Program, which is summed up in six themes and related objectives. The themes derived from the company’s strategy and materiality analysis concerning corporate responsibility form the basis of Gasum’s Corporate Responsibility Program: safety and security, climate change mitigation, circular economy, access to energy, people, and sustainable business. Gasum monitors progress made towards the objectives continuously in all of its operating countries – Finland, Sweden and Norway. Gasum is committed to working also towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and supports the SDGs.

“A responsible approach is an inseparable part of our day-to-day operations and decision-making. The clean energy offered by us is highly significant for our customers’ responsibility work. In 2019, we took major steps towards our objectives in many areas. We updated the objectives of our Corporate Responsibility Program to reflect our changing operating environment and redefined the ethics and compliance framework guiding our responsible business,” says Sustainability Manager Elina Saarivuori from Gasum.

Key responsibility achievements in 2019

Gasum’s focus in social responsibility, including safety and security as well as people, was on promoting safety and security work, developing the company’s operating culture and deploying the Gasum-wide leadership principles. The rate of injuries halved from the previous year, and the number of corrective and preventive safety measures increased. The company aimed at an employee absence rate of below 2%, which was achieved as the rate was 1.5%. Gasum line managers’ leadership skills received good scores in a 360-degree feedback process.

As regards environmental responsibility, Gasum improved the availability of gas in the transport sector and enabled strong growth in gas-fueled vehicles. The company partnered with several heavy-duty transport operators and enabled emission cuts for industry and retail. Gasum also increased the accessibility of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at sea with extended geographical coverage and more than 1,000 deliveries for various vessels. Greenhouse gas emission savings from Gasum’s sustainability-certified biogas totaled 111,000 tonnes, which equals removing more than 40,000 passenger cars from roads. Gasum also obtained 6.5 TW of Guarantees of Origin for hydropower, bioenergy and wind power for its customers. The company continued to use 100% renewable electricity in all of its operations. Gasum reached its annual energy saving targets.

Gasum strengthened growth in the biogas market by making investment decisions to build new biogas plants in Lohja, Finland, and Nymölla, Sweden. In addition, investments were made in increasing the operational efficiency of biogas plants as well as biogas processing capacity, and a biogas plant in Kouvola, Finland, was acquired. The company launched new partnerships to increase the availability of biogas. In addition, Gasum developed partnerships for recycled nutrients and advanced circular economy concepts in R&D projects.

Economic responsibility at Gasum is related to access to energy and responsible business. Gasum met its financial performance targets in these areas. The company set up a Green Funding Framework to promote the company’s value in the transition towards a low-carbon future. Gasum expanded the Nordic gas filling station network by 13 new stations. Accessibility and increased efficiency for customers at sea was also increased, and Gasum completed its 200th ship-to-ship bunkering. Gasum redefined its ethics and compliance framework that oversees the implementation of responsible business. The company also identified its critical suppliers and continued to assess them. The supply certainty of natural gas, LNG and biogas was at a good level throughout the year, and there were no delivery disturbances in gas supply.

 

More information:
Elina Saarivuori, Sustainability Manager, Gasum
Phone: +358 50 911 2668, forname.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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20.03.2020

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)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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