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Finland’s filling station network serving road transport is growing at a brisk rate. This year Gasum has opened filling stations in Hämeenlinna, Pori, Jyväskylä and Vantaa. Over the next few years, the number of new stations to be opened by Gasum will total 35.
Gasum has continued the development of Finnish gas vehicle use and promotion of cleaner mobility in 2017. In addition to natural gas and biogas intended for light vehicles, a way to cut emissions from heavy-duty transport as well is now offered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Finland is following the European model – LNG-fueled heavy-duty vehicles are getting more common and the filling station network is expanding.
Cities aiming at carbon neutrality regard the development of the network as important for their climate targets and competitiveness. The development of the station network and the increase in the number of gas-fueled vehicles supports the transition to cleaner solutions in light as well as heavy-duty transport.
Hämeenlinna got its own gas filling station when the first cars filled up on gas in Tiiriö just before midsummer. Another filling station was opened in Maamiehenkatu, Pori, in late June. The demand for gas is so high that the station’s gas container had to be replaced with a larger one already before the opening ceremony. Thanks to the new gas filling station, there are now several gas-fueled taxis in Pori’s streets, and the City of Pori also introduced its first gas vehicles in September.
The expansion of the filling station network continued in late summer in Central Finland as a new station was opened in Jyväskylä. The station offers compressed natural gas (CNG) and biogas (CBG), which can be used to fuel vehicles such as cars, delivery vehicles, waste management vehicles and buses. LNG for heavy-duty vehicles is also available from the station.
Opened on November 30, the Tuupakka station in Vantaa offers fuel for light and heavy-duty transport. Together with the Petikko station opened earlier in Vantaa, this station further increases the supply of gas in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The number of stations in the area now totals nine, so consumers have plenty to choose from.
According to a recent study, the majority of people in Finland (76%) are interested in energy issues.* The findings also show that people are committed to cleaner energy solutions. At the same time, however, people do not want to give up private cars. To respond to consumer wishes and the tightening emission targets, cities and enterprises need to find new solutions.
Gasum biogas is a 100% Finnish and renewable biofuel. It is the only road fuel sold in Finland that has been awarded the Made in Finland Key Flag Symbol as well as the Nordic Ecolabel. Biogas production is strongly associated with the circular economy as gas is produced from feedstocks such as biowaste that used to end up in landfill sites or waste incineration facilities. The circular economy provides enterprises and municipalities with an excellent opportunity to fuel their vehicles with biogas produced from their own biowaste.
The station in Tuupakantie 25, Vantaa, is now ready to serve you.
*Pitkänen, Ville; Westinen, Jussi. Suomalaisten asenteet ja aktiivisuus energia-asioissa, Ajatuspaja e2, 2017.
For more information please contact:
Jani Arala, Senior Manager, Sales, Biogas, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 44 054 8583, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com