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Gasum in brief

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. 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. The Gasum subsidiary Skangas is 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 400 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The company’s revenue in 2017 totaled €925 million. Gasum is a fully Finnish state-owned company. 

12.06.2018

More gas buses for Helsinki Metropolitan Area public transport

The number of gas-fueled buses in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area will increase when Scania delivers two new gas buses to the bus company Helsingin Bussiliikenne at the beginning of 2019. New-generation gas buses are the most cost-effective way to reduce carbon dioxide and local emissions from urban transport. In the future there will be even more alternatives available for cleaner transport as the EU will set the minimum targets for the public sector’s clean vehicles procurement.

Two new gas buses will start service in Helsinki Metropolitan Area public transport at the beginning of 2019. Gas buses are the most cost-effective way to reduce carbon dioxide and local emissions from urban transport.

”Gas buses are used extensively in areas such as Sweden and Central Europe, and demand for clean public transport is also growing in Finland. Encouraged by the positive experiences of other cities, we decided to order new-generation gas buses to also meet the demanding needs of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area,” says Technical Director Michael Andersson of the Koiviston Auton Group who was in charge of the procurement.

There are around 2,300 gas-fueled buses in Sweden and the total figure for Europe is around 17,000. The number is increasing across Europe. Up to 85% of alternatively-powered buses are fueled by gas, which makes gas currently more common than electricity as a fuel.

The buses now procured feature modern Euro 6 emission standard engines. Their operating range is almost the same as that of diesel buses.

”We’re very happy that Helsingin Bussiliikenne wants to take concrete action to cut transport emissions and gain first-hand experience in the new Euro 6 technology.  This investment also has a big impact overall on our national economy through our Finnish body manufacturing industry,” Scania Sales Manager Ilkka Korpela comments on the new-generation gas buses.

”Gas buses are an excellent opportunity for cities and municipalities to implement the circular economy as waste generated by cities and municipalities can be used in fuel production for these buses. For example, the amount of biogas produced in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area each year would fuel almost 1,000 buses. At the same time, various transport emissions would be reduced considerably,” Jani Arala, Senior Manager, Sales, from Gasum points out.

The EU will set minimum targets for the public sector's procurement of clean vehicles in the future. This will further emphasize the opportunities offered by road fuel gases and increase the demand for gas buses in Europe.

 

For further information please contact:

Jani Arala, Senior Manager, Sales, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 44 054 8583, etunimi.sukunimi@gasum.com

Ilkka Korpela, Sales Manager, Scania
Phone: +358 10 555 5291, etunimi.sukunimi@scania.fi

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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06.06.2018

Grants from Gasum Gas Fund for 2018 given out for research and development in the gas sector

Grants for 2018 totaling €40,800 were given out to seven researchers in Helsinki on June 5, 2018. Gasum supports research and development in the gas sector through the Gasum Gas Fund, which is one of the special funds run and administered by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES).

The objective of the Gasum Gas Fund is to support full-time research relating to education, research and development aiming to promote the gas ecosystem. Grants have been given out from the fund for researchers developing future solutions concerning, for example, the bioeconomy and circular economy, transport and logistics or energy solutions promoting the use of gas.

The aim is to support full-time research with full daily allowances. In addition, the Gas Fund seeks to provide long-term funding for research carried out by students. The Gasum Gas Fund is one of the special funds run and administered by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES).

“Gasum promotes development towards a carbon-neutral future together with its partners. To reach this aim, it’s important for us that new researchers with capabilities for diverse thinking about gas progress in Finland. It was an honor for us to be involved in the process of selecting the grant recipients,” says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.

Given out to seven persons this year, the grants from the Gas Fund totaled €40,800.
 

Grants given out from the Gasum Gas Fund in 2018:

Kimmo Arola, MSc (LUT), Advanced technologies for enhanced micropollutant removal and nutrient recovery in municipal wastewater treatment (€5,000)

Danielle Bansfield, MSc (Aalto), Exploiting the unexploited: improved removal of nutrients from the reject water of biogas production (€5,000)

Tharaka Rama Krishna Chowdary Doddapaneni, MSc (TUT), Evaluating the operational and economic feasibility of integrating the torrefaction with anaerobic digestion (€5,000)

Marjaana Hassani, MSc (JYU), Joutomaiden ja tienvarsien biomassojen hyödyntäminen biokaasulaitoksissa - Riskinä vieraslajien leviäminen? (”Utilizing wasteland and roadside biomass at biogas plants – Risk of alien species spreading? (€5,000)

Hannu Karjunen, MSc (LUT), Hiilidioksidin talteenotto ja hyödyntäminen synteettisten polttoaineiden ja materiaalien tuotannossa järjestelmätasolla (”Carbon capture and utilization at system level in the production of synthetic fuels and materials”) (€5,000)

Hamidreza Latifi, MSc (Aalto), Optimization of a New Welding Procedure in Clad Pipelines for Natural Gas Transmission (€5,000)

Alexander Sokolov, MSC (Tech) (LUT), Cold-Plasma technology for wastewater treatment and modification of organics. (€10,800)

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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01.06.2018

Biogas retail sales to Suomen Kaasuenergia

Biogas distribution sales agreements will be transferred to Suomen Kaasuenergia. Gasum Ltd has sold its biogas distribution sales agreements to Suomen Kaasuenergia Oy on June 1, 2018. The arrangement will result in Gasum selling biogas to Suomen Kaasuenergia, which will offer biogas directly to biogas distribution customers. Gasum will still continue to supply biogas to its wholesale customers and gas distribution sellers in Finland.

In addition to the agreement between Gasum and Suomen Kaasuenergia on biogas distribution, the companies will promote the awareness of biogas and the Biogas Label and the sales of biogas. The companies have also set the objective increasing the share of biogas in Suomen Kaasuenergia gas networks.

The Gasum strategy is to expand the gas market and build a bridge towards a carbon-neutral society on land and at sea in the changing operating environment together with its partners.

For further information please contact:

Jukka Metsälä, Vice President, Biogas, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 5633 756, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com

Suomen Kaasuenergia Oy is a Finnish energy company that sells and delivers clean and efficient natural gas and biogas to industry, property developers, housing companies, restaurants and consumers. The company believes in the competitiveness of natural gas and biogas as clean fuels that are unbeatable for a variety of applications. The retail and distribution business operations of Suomen Kaasuenergia are divided into three companies. Suomen Kaasuenergia is responsible for gas sales, Auris Kaasunjakelu for gas distribution and Auris Energiaratkaisut for industrial and property heating solutions. The companies operate in 13 cities in Southern Finland and are the biggest retailers and distributors of gas in Finland. In 2017, the companies’ total combined turnover was around €35 million. www.suomenkaasuenergia.fi 

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