LNG leading the way in Finland

LNG leading the way in Finland

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Niemi chose biogas

Founded by Kalevi Niemi in 1981, a people-centred approach, green values and local sourcing have been important to this family business since the beginning. Their vehicles running on biogas can now be spotted on the basis of the green Biogas Label.

Renewing energy company Gasum develops Nordic gas market

Renewal is a key element of Gasum’s strategy. In the past few years, the company has grown from a Finnish natural gas company to a Nordic energy company building the LNG and biogas markets in the Nordic countries while at the same time looking after the competitiveness of natural gas in Finland.

Renewal is a key element of Gasum’s strategy

Gasum receives investment grant from Swedish Environmental Protection Agency for biogas production from industrial waste waters

The Energy company Gasum is evaluating the possibilities to produce biogas at a large scale from industrial waste waters off the Stora Enso Nymölla Pulp and Paper plant in Sweden. The aim for Gasum is to produce biogas primarily for use in the transport sectors in Sweden. Gasum has been granted an investment subsidy for the Nymölla project of €12.4 million (SEK 121.5 million) by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency under the Climate Leap (‘Klimatklivet’) program. Gasum’s vision is to build a Nordic gas ecosystem where the circular economy is at the core.

Gasum is in the finishing stages of a study regarding the production of biogas from waste waters off the Stora Enso Nymölla Pulp and Paper plant in the south of Sweden. The aim for Gasum is to produce biogas that will be upgraded and liquefied for use primarily in the transport sectors in Sweden. Gasum foresees rapidly increasing demand for liquefied biogas in the Swedish heavy duty vehicle sector as well as in the maritime transport sector.

Gasum’s Nymölla project has been granted an investment subsidy of €12.4 million (SEK 121.5 million) by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency under the Climate Leap (‘Klimatklivet’) program.  

The total investment volume of the project is around €27 million and Gasum is now proceeding into the investment decision phase of the project.

”We’d like to thank the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency for the positive investment support decision. This will support our efforts to make the circular economy reality with the Stora Enso Nymölla Pulp and Paper mill. The biogas plant will be a sustainable solution for the processing of waste water”, says Markus Olsson, Managing Director of Gasum AB.

Gasum and partners process waste and produce biogas in Finland and Sweden. Gasum is the leading producer of biogas in the Nordic countries. Biogas is a domestic biofuel made from fully renewable raw materials and is a versatile energy source.

For more information please contact:
Markus Olsson, Managing Director, Gasum AB
Phone: +46 76 146 98 79, firstname.surname@gasum.com

Read the press release in Swedish from Gasum AB pages

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Gasum’s head office moved to Tapiola, Espoo

Gasum’s head office moved to Tapiola, Espoo, on December 4, 2017.

Gasum’s new head office in Tapiola is an activity-based office that provides the opportunity to renew daily working with an inspiring environment.

An activity-based office offers innovative space solutions for flexible work to meet employees’ various needs. Depending on your tasks, you can choose spaces for teamwork or work that requires peace and concentration.

Approximately a hundred Gasum employees working in the Helsinki metropolitan area are now located at the head office in Tapiola.

Visitor parking
Visitor parking is available at the parking area on Revontulenkuja behind Espoo City Theatre. The spaces allocated for Metsä Group are also meant for Gasum visitors.

Entry instructions for Gasum's new head office

New visiting address:
Gasum Ltd
Revontulenpuisto 2 C
02100 Espoo

Postal address and telephone numbers will remain the same.
Gasum Ltd
P.O. Box 21
FI-02151 Espoo

Switchboard +358 20 4471

For further information please contact:
Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum
p. +358 40 554 0578, forname.lastname@gasum.com

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Gas now available from Tuupakka station in Vantaa – new station further strengthens Finland’s filling station network

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.

Finland’s filling station network strengthened by five stations opened in 2017

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.

Energy issues increasingly important for people driving a car in Finland

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

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Biogas helped solve brewery restaurant’s Bryggeri’s waste problem

Did you know that Gasum is Finland’s leading processer of biodegradable fractions? Thanks to our local biogas plant network, we provide a flexible service for public as well as private organizations. Take a look and ask us for a quote.

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