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The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has granted Gasum €7.83million in ’Bioeconomy and clean solutions' key project support for increased biogas production. Gasum is building the Nordic gas ecosystem, which also includes increasing biogas production. The company aims to construct a biogas plant in Lohja, Finland.
Developing the biogas market and the transport use of gas and increasing biogas production capacity are key elements of the Gasum strategy. The company has examined the possibility of constructing a biogas plant in Munkkaa, Lohja, in Southern Finland. More detailed design and planning of the biogas plant project will now commence.
”The ’Biogas and clean solutions’ key project support granted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment for increased biogas production is a strong indication of the State's commitment to the development of the biogas market in Finland. 100% Finnish and fully renewable biogas plays a key role in, for example, reducing transport emissions,” says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.
The objective of the Government’s ’Bioeconomy and clean solutions’ key projects is to increase the use of renewable energy in a sustainable way so that its share will rise to more than 50% during the 2020s. This will be based, in particular, on the growth in the supply of bioenergy and other emission-free renewable energy.
Gasum’s current biogas capacity isaround 650 GWh per year. At its 12 biogas plants, the company processes around 800,000 tonnes of biomass per year. Gasum is the leading processer of biodegradable waste and supplier of biogas in the Nordic countries.
The biogas plants are located in Huittinen, Honkajoki, Kuopio, Oulu, Riihimäki, Turku and Vehmaa, Finland. Gasum also produces biogas with its partners in Espoo, Kouvola and Lahti. In Sweden, Gasum’s biogas plants are located in Jordberga, Katrineholm, Lidköping and Örebro, and Gasum also has a majority shareholding in a production plant located in Västerås. In addition, Gasum has a 50% shareholding in Vadsbo Biogas in Sweden.
For further information please contact:
Matti Oksanen, Director, Product Management and Solutions, Biogas, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 483 6035