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.
The leading gas sector player in the Nordic countries, Gasum is acquiring the energy market services business of the energy industry expert company Enegia. The acquisition will strengthen Gasum’s Nordic strategy by enabling service expansion in the energy wholesale market and creating a platform for expanded product offering to its customers.
Gasum has signed an agreement with Enegia to acquire Enegia’s energy market services business. The transaction covers the shareholdings of Enegia Consulting Oy, Enegia Portfolio Services Oy and intStream Oy. The transaction is anticipated to be completed during August 2018.
Customers of Enegia energy market services business include energy companies, industry and the public sector. Energy market services employ around 35 professionals in energy sourcing and sales and in emissions trading and green certificates. Enegia’s energy market services personnel will transfer to Gasum when the transaction is closed. Energy market services will continue its business and service provision to current customers. Gasum’s aim with the transaction is to expand service provision to the natural gas market and throughout the company's operating area in the Nordic countries.
”The energy sector and gas market are changing rapidly. The competencies of Enegia’s experts will diversify and strengthen Gasum's service mix. The acquisition will enable us to offer more comprehensive services to our current customers and lead the way in the energy sector. It will also provide us with an excellent platform for the development of our product selection in the future by expanding our services geographically as well as by launching new services also in the gas market,” says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.
”The transaction will make Enegia an EnerKey-driven expert in energy management. We’re happy that Gasum as the new energy market services owner will strengthen the further development and expansion of this business as well,” says Enegia Group Oy Managing Director Kalle Ahlstedt.
For further information please contact:
Jouni Haikarainen, Senior Vice President, Natural Gas, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 40 709 5690, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com
Kalle Ahlstedt, Managing Director, Enegia Group Oy
Phone: +358 50 453 3507, firstname.surname(a)enegia.com
Mikko Askolin, Vice President, Market Services, Enegia Group Oy
Phone: +358 40 841 9462, firstname.surname(a)enegia.com
The number of gas-fueled buses in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area will increase when Scania delivers two new gas buses to the bus company Helsingin Bussiliikenne at the beginning of 2019. New-generation gas buses are the most cost-effective way to reduce carbon dioxide and local emissions from urban transport. In the future there will be even more alternatives available for cleaner transport as the EU will set the minimum targets for the public sector’s clean vehicles procurement.
Two new gas buses will start service in Helsinki Metropolitan Area public transport at the beginning of 2019. Gas buses are the most cost-effective way to reduce carbon dioxide and local emissions from urban transport.
”Gas buses are used extensively in areas such as Sweden and Central Europe, and demand for clean public transport is also growing in Finland. Encouraged by the positive experiences of other cities, we decided to order new-generation gas buses to also meet the demanding needs of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area,” says Technical Director Michael Andersson of the Koiviston Auton Group who was in charge of the procurement.
There are around 2,300 gas-fueled buses in Sweden and the total figure for Europe is around 17,000. The number is increasing across Europe. Up to 85% of alternatively-powered buses are fueled by gas, which makes gas currently more common than electricity as a fuel.
The buses now procured feature modern Euro 6 emission standard engines. Their operating range is almost the same as that of diesel buses.
”We’re very happy that Helsingin Bussiliikenne wants to take concrete action to cut transport emissions and gain first-hand experience in the new Euro 6 technology. This investment also has a big impact overall on our national economy through our Finnish body manufacturing industry,” Scania Sales Manager Ilkka Korpela comments on the new-generation gas buses.
”Gas buses are an excellent opportunity for cities and municipalities to implement the circular economy as waste generated by cities and municipalities can be used in fuel production for these buses. For example, the amount of biogas produced in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area each year would fuel almost 1,000 buses. At the same time, various transport emissions would be reduced considerably,” Jani Arala, Senior Manager, Sales, from Gasum points out.
The EU will set minimum targets for the public sector's procurement of clean vehicles in the future. This will further emphasize the opportunities offered by road fuel gases and increase the demand for gas buses in Europe.
Grants for 2018 totaling €40,800 were given out to seven researchers in Helsinki on June 5, 2018. Gasum supports research and development in the gas sector through the Gasum Gas Fund, which is one of the special funds run and administered by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES).
The objective of the Gasum Gas Fund is to support full-time research relating to education, research and development aiming to promote the gas ecosystem. Grants have been given out from the fund for researchers developing future solutions concerning, for example, the bioeconomy and circular economy, transport and logistics or energy solutions promoting the use of gas.
The aim is to support full-time research with full daily allowances. In addition, the Gas Fund seeks to provide long-term funding for research carried out by students. The Gasum Gas Fund is one of the special funds run and administered by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES).
“Gasum promotes development towards a carbon-neutral future together with its partners. To reach this aim, it’s important for us that new researchers with capabilities for diverse thinking about gas progress in Finland. It was an honor for us to be involved in the process of selecting the grant recipients,” says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.
Given out to seven persons this year, the grants from the Gas Fund totaled €40,800.
Grants given out from the Gasum Gas Fund in 2018:
Kimmo Arola, MSc (LUT), Advanced technologies for enhanced micropollutant removal and nutrient recovery in municipal wastewater treatment (€5,000)
Danielle Bansfield, MSc (Aalto), Exploiting the unexploited: improved removal of nutrients from the reject water of biogas production (€5,000)
Tharaka Rama Krishna Chowdary Doddapaneni, MSc (TUT), Evaluating the operational and economic feasibility of integrating the torrefaction with anaerobic digestion (€5,000)
Marjaana Hassani, MSc (JYU), Joutomaiden ja tienvarsien biomassojen hyödyntäminen biokaasulaitoksissa - Riskinä vieraslajien leviäminen? (”Utilizing wasteland and roadside biomass at biogas plants – Risk of alien species spreading? (€5,000)
Hannu Karjunen, MSc (LUT), Hiilidioksidin talteenotto ja hyödyntäminen synteettisten polttoaineiden ja materiaalien tuotannossa järjestelmätasolla (”Carbon capture and utilization at system level in the production of synthetic fuels and materials”) (€5,000)
Hamidreza Latifi, MSc (Aalto), Optimization of a New Welding Procedure in Clad Pipelines for Natural Gas Transmission (€5,000)
Alexander Sokolov, MSC (Tech) (LUT), Cold-Plasma technology for wastewater treatment and modification of organics. (€10,800)
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