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FREJA starts road transport with environmentally friendly LBG truck in collaboration with Gasum

Since the beginning of December 2018, biogas has been used to fuel FREJA’s transport in Finland. FREJA has started semi-trailer transport collaboration with Gasum by running deliveries with the Iveco Stralis NP tractor unit. The collaboration is related to a study carried out under the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project co-funded by the EU, which produces research data on the use of gas in heavy-duty transport. The CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project is developing a clean mobility system by testing biogas vehicles and the increased use of biogas in logistics.

”Our operating range is around 1,000 km and Gasum filling stations can be found in locations including Turku, the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Jyväskylä, so fill-ups are easy along our transport route,” says Transport Coordinator Antti Setälä from FREJA.

”It’s great that frontrunner enterprises such as FREJA make environmentally friendly fuel choices as it’s important to cut heavy-duty road transport emissions. The transport use of LBG enables considerable emission reductions, and this project helps cut CO2 and fine particulate emissions in the Turku region,” says Jani Arala, Senior Manager, Sales, Traffic, from Gasum.

”This study provides our sector with research data so that even more operators would include gas-fueled vehicles in their fleet,” Setälä continues.

Using environmentally friendly biogas to fuel vehicles makes it possible to cut the greenhouse gas emissions generated over the fuel life cycle by up to 85% compared with traditional fuels. Renewable biogas is produced from feedstocks including food waste generated in homes and retail outlets, sewage sludge and industrial by-products. Biogas production also represents the circular economy at its best as the organic matter created as a by-product can be utilized as environmentally friendly recycled nutrients by local farms.

”We want to develop efficient transport solutions where the environmental burden is minimized. Quality and responsibility are our core values,” says Traffic Director Sampo Koulu from FREJA.

For more information please contact:
Jani Arala, Senior Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 44 054 8583, firstname.surname(a)

The CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project was launched to develop a smart and clean mobility system. The first Finnish CIVITAS city, Turku aims for carbon neutrality through measures including electrifying public transport and expanding the use of biofuels. Launched in September 2016, the EU co-funded CIVITAS ECCENTRIC tests biogas vehicles and the increased use of biogas in logistics. Through the project, Gasum wants to verify the benefits of gas for heavy-duty transport and the environment. The CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project enables this piloting until 2020.

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LNG truck accident near Borlänge in Sweden

LNG truck and a plow truck crashed today 8.1.2019 near Borlänge in Sweden. There were no personal injuries and no leakage or other technical defects on the LNG trailer. 

More information:
Kenneth Olsen, Supply Chain Director, Gasum
tel. +47 934 88 774, forename.lastname(a)

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Scania Driver Competition in Finland features biogas-fueled tractor units for the first time

This is the first year ever for the Scania Driver Competition in Finland to feature biogas-fueled tractor units. This reflects the fact that low emissions and cleaner fuels are at the core of this year's competition. Gasum sponsors the Finnish tests forming part of the world's biggest competition for heavy-duty vehicle drivers.

Gasum sponsors the Scania Driver Competition in Finland where, for the first time ever, competitors will be driving biogas-fueled vehicle combinations. Using biogas-fueled tractor units in the driver competition not only makes driving cleaner but also showcases the modern gas-fueled vehicle combinations to the participants. The Scania Driver Competition is an international event that is open to all professional drivers.

"This spring, participants to the Scania Driver Competition will be driving two biogas-fueled trucks. Being environmentally friendly is a factor creating rapid renewal in our sector and a driving force in our competition. This is why we wanted to introduce lower-emission vehicles in our competition for the first time," says Driver Training Manager Erno Sirviö from Scania Finland.

Cleaner fuels are a major theme in this year's driver competition. Using biogas can cut the carbon dioxide emissions generated during the fuel life cycle by up to 85% compared with other fuels such as diesel. This year, drivers will also be tested on their skills in more environmentally friendly vehicle operation and will face not only driving tests but also theory components in the competition.

"This year's Scania Driving Competition is proof of the enormous advances made in technology over the past ten years. The participants to the competition will be highly competent drivers, many of whom will have never driven a gas-fueled vehicle before. The competition is an excellent opportunity to showcase the new gas technology to them," Sirviö points out.

"It's an honor to be involved as a sponsor in the Scania Driver Competition. The competition shows how gas is getting more common as a heavy-duty transport fuel and provides a solution for low-emission transport. Gas-fueled tractor units are equal to corresponding diesel-fueled units in terms of their performance and driving comfort and therefore an excellent choice for the driver competition. We wish the participants great success in the coming regional finals," says Jani Arala, Senior Sales Manager, Traffic, from Gasum.

Registration for the Finnish Scania Driver Competition begins on January 7, 2019. The competition culminates in the final taking place at the Transport-Logistics event at Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre on May 11. The winner will represent Finland at the European final held in Södertälje, Sweden, on May 25. In addition to the place in the final, the winner will get to use a tractor unit from the Scania range.

Read more Scania Finland and Scania Global.

For more information please contact:

Jani Arala, Senior Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 44 054 8583, jani.arala(a)

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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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