For the media

Would you like to download print-ready images or get more information?

Read more

Read more about Gasum Gas Fund


Read more


Grants from Gasum Gas Fund given out for 2017

Grants for 2017 totaling €81,000 were given out to 12 persons from the Gasum Gas Fund at a ceremony organized on Monday June 5, 2017 at Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall. Gasum promotes development towards a carbon-neutral future together with its partners. Versatile gas plays a key role in the achievement of this objective. Grants are given out annually by Gasum from the Gas Fund for education, research and development aiming to promote the gas ecosystem.

The Gasum Gas Fund is one of the special funds administered by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES). The objective of the Gas Fund is to support full-time research relating to education, research and development aiming to promote the gas ecosystem, such as bio- 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.

Given out to 12 persons this year, the grants from the Gas Fund totaled €81,000.

Grants given out from the Gasum Gas Fund in 2017:

Jenny Alanen, MSc (TUT), Maakaasumoottoreiden hiukkaspäästöt: fysikaaliset ominaisuudet, muodostuminen ja muutunta ilmakehässä. (“Natural gas engine particle emissions: Physical properties, formation and transformation in atmosphere.”) (€5,000)

Doddapaneni Tharaka Rama Krishna Chowdary, MSc (TUT), Integration of pyrolysis with existing sewage sludge based anaerobic digestion: A concept for efficient utilization of digestate. (€5,000)

Mahdi Fasihi, BSc (LUT), How to achieve the COP21 target of Net-Zero Emissions in the Gas Consuming Industry? (€22,000)

Gradov Dmitry, MSc (LUT) Experimental study and CFD modelling of anaerobic bioreactors producing methane. (€11,000)

Elina Hakkarainen, BSc (LUT) Uusiutuvat hybridit osana kestävää energiajärjestelmää − Teknisiä ja taloudellisia tarkasteluja. (”Renewable hybrids as part of a sustainable energy system – Technical and financial analyses.”) (€5,000)

Tiina Karppinen, BSc (TUT), Sedimentoituneen nollakuidun mädätysprosessin kuormitettavuuden ja metaanintuottopotentiaalin lisääminen. (”Increasing the load capacity and methane production potential of the anaerobic digestion process of fiber sediment.”  (€3,000)

Tiina Keipi. MSc (TUT), Metaanista korkeamman jalostusasteen tuotteita: Teknillinen ja taloudellinen tarkastelu. (”Downstream products from methane. Technical and financial analysis.”) (€5,000)

Niina Merilaita, MSc (TUT), Dynsor - dynaaminen sorptio. (”Dynsor – dynamic sorption.”) (€5,000)

Lourdes Maria Rodriguez Chiang, MSc (Aalto), Evaluation and enhancement of methane production from the anaerobic digestion of pulping effluents. (€5,000)

Saeid Soudabeh, MSc (Åbo Akademi), Elimination of pharmaceutical products from waste water by ozonation and heterogeneous catalysis - a systematic kinetic and reaction engineering approach towards new technology. (€5,000)

Natalia Saukkonen, MSc (TUT), Interplay of profitability targets and sustainability values in investment decision-making – case of biogas applications. (€5,000)

Christer Wik, MSc (Vaasa University), SOx- ja NOx-emissioalueiden (SECA / NECA) vaikutus laivamoottoriteknologioiden tarjontaan sekä laivanomistajien teknologiavalintaan - perustuuko se suurimmalta osin elinkaarikustannuksiin? (”Impact of SOx and NOx emission control areas (SECA / NECA) on supply of ship engine technologies and technology choices of shipowners – Are these largely based on life-cycle costs?”) (€5,000)