Gasum has a total of 12 biogas plants. The current biogas capacity is around 650 GWh per year.
Gasum’s 12 biogas plants process around 800,000 tonnes of biomass every year. Following the expansion, the Turku biogas plant will have the capacity to process an annual total of 110,000 tonnes of biomass.
The Turku biogas plant project will provide 170 full-time equivalents of employment during the construction phase.
Turku biogas plant expansion to increase biogas processing
Gasum is making major investments in biogas production and distribution in Finland and Sweden. The expansion of the Turku biogas plant in Finland will be completed during 2019, resulting in a significant increase in biogas production capacity. Following the expansion, the Turku biogas plant will have the capacity to process an annual total of around 110,000 tonnes of biomass.
The Turku biogas plant expansion is one of the key projects of the Finnish Government. The project involves Gasum investing in plant capacity expansion, liquefied biogas (LBG) and nutrient recycling.
The Turku biogas project boosts the growth of the Finnish biogas market and promotes the development of the heavy-duty transport gas market. The project also improves the opportunities to use local road fuel gas in the Turku region.
The Turku biogas project entity comprises the expansion of the Topinoja, Turku, biogas plant and an investment in the production of organic nutrients.
The expansion will be completed during 2019. The liquefaction capacity will correspond to the annual fuel consumption of around 125 heavy-duty vehicles.
After the expansion, the biogas plant's processing capacity will be around 110,000 tonnes of biomass a year. The Turku project will provide 170 full-time equivalents of employment during the construction phase.
In addition to the biogas project entity, Gasum will construct more filling stations in the Turku region. Car users will also benefit from the investments as the area will get access to more compressed gas for use as a car fuel.