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Niemi chose biogas

In spring 2015 Niemi Services Ltd began cooperation with Gasum in the use of biogas-fueled moving vehicles. Their vehicles running on biogas can now be spotted on the basis of the green Biogas Label.


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17.05.2017

The Helsinki Distilling Company switches to 100% Finnish renewable biogas

The Helsinki Distilling Company is increasing its production capacity and switching to Gasum’s renewable biogas made from its own waste. The fuel choice for the company’s second still was decided by the opportunity for energy efficiency and minimization of waste.

Located in the Sörnäinen district of Helsinki, the Helsinki Distilling Company (HDCO) is increasing its production capacity and has selected Gasum’s renewable biogas as the fuel for its second still. Production with the new 1,500 liter system begins in May. The fuel choice was decided by the opportunity for energy efficiency and minimization of waste.

”We’re an urban enterprise and want to look after our operating environment. It was important for us to find the smartest way to run our operations and, just like in everything else we do, we aimed at a good process with minimized wastage. The circular economy gives us a renewable energy-efficient fuel and a cleaner city,” says Mikko Mykkänen, Master Distiller and co-founder of the HDCO.

The biogas used by the HDCO will be produced from waste generated by the company in accordance with the circular economy model. Spent grain from the distillery’s mashing process is taken for further processing to the Lahti biogas plant where it is used to make fully renewable 100% Finnish biogas, which is then bought back by HDCO. Around 80% of the distillery’s products will be made with biogas, and the company’s advertising and packaging will feature the Biogas Label.

”Biogas is fully renewable and 100% Finnish and therefore a superior fuel. The HDCO is located in the middle of Helsinki, and biogas guarantees a significant reduction in emissions in the area. We’re happy to be involved in the promotion of cleaner cities through circular economy,” says Gasum Sales Manager Max Miilakangas.

Gasum biogas is a Finnish biofuel that is always produced from fully renewable raw materials. Gasum’s Finnish biogas plants are located in Huittinen, Honkajoki, Kuopio, Oulu, Riihimäki, Turku and Vehmaa. Gasum also produces biogas with its partners in Espoo, Kouvola and Lahti. Biogas is a versatile energy source sold to industry, service providers, heat and power production, homes and restaurants using gas cookers, and for use as a road vehicle fuel.


For more information please contact:
Max Miilakangas, Sales Manager, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 400 686 814, max.miilakangas(a)gasum.fi

Mikko Mykkänen, Co-founder and Master Distiller, The Helsinki Distilling Company
Phone +358 40 6483 937, mikko.mykkanen@hdco.fi


Founded in 2014, The Helsinki Distilling Company makes gin, whiskey, Apple Jack and Helsinki Long Drink. All products are hand-crafted from Finnish ingredients of the finest quality.The HDCO’s Helsinki Tyrnipontikka sea buckthorn moonshine has been selected for inclusion in the Finland 100 special selection of Alko Inc, the national alcoholic beverage retailer, commemorating the centenary of Finland’s independence. https://hdco.fi/

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12.05.2017

Finnish natural gas market regulation to be reformed

The Finnish Government has today published its proposal for the new Natural Gas Market Act. According to the proposal, the Finnish natural gas wholesale and retail markets will be opened up to competition in 2020 following the completion of the Balticconnector pipeline between Finland and Estonia. Gasum underlines the importance of ensuring the competitiveness of natural gas and the seamless functioning of the market during the period of transition as well.

The new Natural Gas Market Act will result in reduced regulation of natural gas wholesale and retail operations and, to a large extent, abolish special regulation concerning pricing. According to the proposal, the Finnish gas market will be opened up to competition following the completion of the Balticconnector pipeline. In this context, Finland will waive its right to derogate from some of the requirements of the EU’s Internal Market in Natural Gas Directive. This will result in the unbundling of the Gasum-owned gas transmission network and gas sales. 

The Balticconnector will connect the Finnish and Estonian markets but will not provide a connection to the European gas network and alternative source of gas without further investments in Poland and the Baltics. It is important to ensure that progress will be made in these investments and that the investments will not generate extra costs for Finnish gas users.

The new Natural Gas Market Act is aimed to enter into force on January 1, 2018. The provisions concerning the unbundling of the transmission system operator and the opening up of the natural gas market to competition are to enter into force on January 1, 2020.

Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen underlines the importance of ensuring Finnish gas users’ access to competitive fuel in the future too and creating the conditions required for the sustained development of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and biogas markets.

”It’s vital that the changes brought by the legislative reform are implemented in a manner not jeopardizing the competitiveness of natural gas. We’re well prepared for this change and will do our very best to ensure a smooth transition into an open market.” 

For more information please contact:

Johanna Lamminen, Chief Executive Officer, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 20 44 78 661,
(for queries contact Henna Walker, Executive assistant)

Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 40 554 0578, firstname.surname(a)gasum.fi

The energy company Gasum is a Finnish gas sector (natural gas and biogas) expert that is building a bridge to a carbon-neutral society on land and at sea. Gasum contributes to the creation of a sustainable energy economy by increasing the supply of biogas, developing the Nordic gas ecosystem and ensuring the price competitiveness of gas. Gasum imports natural gas to Finland, produces and upgrades biogas in Finland and Sweden, and transmits and delivers these for energy production, industry, homes, and land and maritime transport. Gasum is the leading supplier of biogas in the Nordic countries. The Gasum subsidiary Skangas is the leading Nordic expert in liquefied natural gas (LNG) that will continue to strengthen the position and infrastructure of LNG and the utilization of new gas solutions in Finland, Sweden and Norway. The Gasum Group has around 400 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The company’s revenue in 2016 totaled €843 million.

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05.05.2017

Gas filling station for cars and heavy-duty vehicles to open in Vantaa in summer 2017

A gas filling station for cars, commercial vehicles as well as heavy-duty vehicles opens in Tulkintie, Vantaa, in summer 2017. The precise date will be known once progress is made in construction work.

Summer 2017 will see the opening of several new filling stations to respond to the increasing demand for road fuel gas in areas such as Pori, Hämeenlinna, Vantaa (Petikko) and Jyväskylä. The new filling stations will mainly focus on the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and transport nodes.

New Tulkintie station to serve cars as well as heavy-duty vehicles

Compressed natural gas (CNG) and biogas (CBG) will be available from Vantaa’s Tulkintie station to fuel cars, delivery vehicles, waste management vehicles and buses. The station will also serve heavy-duty vehicles by offering liquefied natural gas and biogas (LNG/LBG) as a choice of fuel. Summer 2017 will also see the opening of the Jyväskylä filling station that will also serve the needs of cars and well as heavy-duty vehicles in the same way as Vantaa's Tulkintie station.

Gasum has been granted Connecting Europe Facility support to explore the opportunities to construct an LNG/LCNG refueling station network and to the deployment of four pilot stations. Last year, pilot stations were opened by Gasum at Helsinki’s Vuosaari Harbor and close to the Port of Turku.

New gas filling stations in 2017

Gasum is strongly committed to the development of gas vehicle use and will construct 35 new filling stations over the coming years. The following filling stations open in summer 2017:

  • Hämeenlinna: Paroistentie 2
  • Vantaa Petikko: Klinkkerikaari 1
  • Pori: Maamiehenkatu 2
  • Jyväskylä: Metsälehmuksentie 9, LNG fueling also for heavy-duty vehicles
  • Vantaa: Tulkintie, LNG fueling also for heavy-duty vehicles

Several other stations are also being planned for areas including the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Turku, Jyväskylä, Oulu and Lahti. There are currently 28 gas filling stations in Finland.

Fill up on gas at fixed monthly price

Gasum’s special campaign for private customers offers fuel for a fixed monthly price. Those getting a gas car only pay €89 a month for 100% Finnish and renewable biogas and €69 a month for natural gas during the 18-month campaign period at Gasum filling stations. The campaign is aimed at new and current customers who buy or import a gas-fueled car during the campaign period. The campaign offer can be utilized until June 30, 2017.

Terminology: *LNG = liquefied natural gas **CNG = road fuel gas (biogas and natural gas as options) ***LCNG = CNG filling station with gas stored as LNG

For further information please contact:
Jussi Vainikka, Business Development Manager, Biogas, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 40 553 3033, firstname.surname(a)gasum.fi

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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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