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For the new biogas station, Stormossen produce the biogas by the means of local waste. The biogas is sustainable, local produced and neutral as to CO2 emissions. It emits zero particles and close to zero NOx (nitrogen oxide) compared to diesel and petrol. Another advantage is that the Vasa buses will move more quietly than the old diesel buses.
“Skangas is our back-up for fuel deliveries to our new station. Choosing Skangas give us the option for steady supply of either liquefied natural gas or biogas as they have a reliable gas distribution chain outside the gas grid,” explains Leif Åkers, Managing Director of Stormossen. “This is the first gas station but it will not be the last. We are aiming at increase the availability of gas as fuel in order to meet the market needs and public demands for a more sustainable and cleaner environment.”
The annual production of methane gas at the Stormossen biogas plant corresponds to 1,500,000 litres of diesel. To begin with, the gas will cover the needs of the city’s 12 buses and approximately 1,000 private cars.
“The traffic market is developing. That Vaasa selected gas buses for public transportation serves as a perfect example. We are happy to be able to contribute to the development supporting Stormossen with both liquefied natural or -biogas, depending on customer needs”, says Tommy Mattila, Sales and Marketing Director in Skangas. “From a larger perspective this is an example that natural gas plays an important role in the vehicle gas supply chain. The consequence is that natural gas will contribute in the future development of biogas supply chain in the Nordics”, concludes Mattila.
Stormossen is a regional waste management company, owned by six municipalities - Vaasa, Isokyrö, Korsholm, Vörå, Malax and Korsnäs, with a total of approx. 100,000 inhabitants. The main physical location of the company - the waste treatment plant and centre - lies here at Kvevlax in Korsholm. Today, Stormossen has 40 employees. The company turnover was 15,3 million euro in 2016.