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13.10.2020  

Savon Kuljetus uses biogas-powered delivery vehicles to expand its operations to the Greater Helsinki Area

Savon Kuljetus Oy is to start using ten biogas-powered delivery vehicles from the end of the year. The company earlier mostly operated in the Savo region but with new gas-power vehicles can expand its operations to the Greater Helsinki Area.  

Savon Kuljetus Oy, a transport and infrastructure business, has ordered ten gas-powered delivery vehicles The company has committed to using only biogas to fuel its new delivery vehicles. These new vehicles will deliver parceled goods mostly in the Greater Helsinki Area but will also operate in Kotka, Lahti and Hämeenlinna.

“We want to be a leader in the transition taking place in the logistics sector. We are ready now and in future both to invest in and commit to new low-emission motive power in line with the wishes of our customers,” says Kimmo Pekonen, Business Director at Savon Kuljetus.

Savon Kuljetus Oy has operated since 1965, mostly in the Savo region to date. However, the new delivery vehicles will enable the company to expand its operations to the Greater Helsinki Area, where there is strong growth in demand for low-emission logistics solutions. The company decided to invest in the vehicles to serve its customers in the best possible way and to help them to reach their responsibility goals.

Biogas is an investment in a vehicle and better customer service

Recent years have seen clear growth in the popularity of gas as a fuel in logistics and heavy-duty transport. For example, Valio and Lidl Finland nowadays use biogas in part of their transports. Gasum is responding to demand growth by continuously developing their gas filling station network. Use of biogas can reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the lifecycle of the fuel by up to 90% and is a cost-efficient way for a company to reduce its carbon footprint.

“We’re happy to see how switching to biogas offers our customers new business opportunities. Savon Kuljetus is a good indication of how biogas is not just an investment in a vehicle but can also provide a company with an opportunity to grow. Each cleaner vehicle on the roads is a step towards reducing emissions and clean transport,” says Juha-Matti Koskinen, Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum.

Gasum owns biogas plants in Finland and Sweden and also sources biogas from partner plants to ensure availability in the Nordic countries. Biogas is produced from biodegradable raw materials such as biowaste, sewage sludge, manure, and industrial side streams. The nutrients in digestate created during the biogas production process are refined for industrial use or into recycled fertilizers. The biogas production process is an excellent example of the circular economy approach.

For more information, please contact:
Juha-Matti Koskinen, Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum
tel. +358 40 768 7188, juha-matti.koskinen(a)gasum.com

Kimmo Pekonen, Business Director, Savon Kuljetus Oy
tel. +358 44 727 2646, kimmo.pekonen(a)savonkuljetus.fi

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energy market expert. Gasum offers cleaner energy and energy market expert services for industry and for combined heat and power production as well as cleaner fuel solutions for road and maritime transport. The company helps its customers to reduce their own carbon footprint as well as that of their customers. Together with its partners, Gasum promotes development towards a carbon-neutral future on land and at sea. The Gasum Group has 380 employees in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Germany. The company’s revenue totaled €1,128 million in 2019. Gasum is owned by the State of Finland.