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Nordic biogas market developing – Gasum expands its biogas production in Sweden

The acquisition of Swedish Biogas International enables Gasum to supply biogas for industrial and transport use in the Nordic countries. A transaction where 100% of the shares of the Swedish biogas producer Swedish Biogas International were acquired by Gasum was closed today on January 2, 2017. The new company, Swedish Biogas International, makes Gasum the biggest producer of biogas in the Nordic countries.

– The acquisition of Swedish Biogas International is an integral part of our strategy. Our aim is to actively develop the Nordic gas ecosystem, in which an important role is played by biogas. This transaction makes us even better able to offer competitive biogas for transport and industrial use, says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.

In the transaction, five biogas plants located in Jordberga, Katrineholm, Lidköping and Örebro as well as a majority shareholding in a production plant located in Västerås, Sweden, was transferred to Gasum’s ownership. Swedish Biogas International also has a 50% shareholding in Vadsbo Biogas. Swedish Biogas International is one of the biggest producers of biogas in Sweden, producing an annual total of around 300 gigawatt hours of biogas. The first production plant of Swedish Biogas International was founded in 2009, and the company currently has 35 direct employees. The company’s head office is located in Linköping.

Gasum is Finland’s leading gas player, processer of biodegradable waste and supplier of biogas. Gasum’s natural gas pipeline network is located in Southern Finland. Natural gas covers around 8% of Finland's energy consumption. In Finland Gasum processes an annual total of 450,000 tonnes of waste and produces an annual total of around 350 GWh of biogas at its seven biogas plants located in Huittinen, Honkajoki, Kuopio, Oulu, Riihimäki, Turku and Vehmaa.

Gasum also produces biogas with its partners in Espoo, Kouvola and Lahti. The Gasum subsidiary Skangas is the leading Nordic expert in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and has LNG production plants in Risavika, Norway, and Porvoo, Finland, and LNG terminals in Øra, Norway, Lysekil, Sweden, and Pori, Finland.

 For more information please contact:

Johanna Lamminen, Chief Executive Officer, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 20 44 78602

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Swedish Biogas International operates biogas plants and offers complete process and productions solutions for biogas in Sweden.