Gasum Gas Fund gives out grants for research and development in the gas sector

Gasum supports research and development in the gas sector through the Gasum Gas Fund. Research, technology and innovations play key roles in the journey towards a clean and sustainable Nordic gas ecosystem. A forerunner in the gas and energy sector, Gasum invests in the development of new technologies, concepts and energy systems.

Grants for 2020 were given out from the Gasum Gas Fund to eight researchers in Helsinki on June 17, 2020.The Gasum Gas Fund supports full-time research relating to education, research and development aiming to promote the gas ecosystem. Gasum Gas Fund is one of the special funds run and administered by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES). 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 objective of the Gas Fund 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).

Received by eight persons this year, the grants from the Gasum Gas Fund in 2020 totaled €75,000:

  • Anusha Airi: Biowaste valorization: Utilization of biodegradables to strengthen biogas station infrastructures in the North of Finland, 5,000 €

    Sole Aronen: Comparative life cycle assessment of sewage sludge treatment pathways – anaerobic digestion, incineration and thermochemical methods combined with nutrient recovery and carbon sequestration, 10,000 €
  • Ahmed Rufai Dahiru: Renewable power-to-gas (P2G) for small-scale energy production plants in Finland: A Techno-economic and environmental study, 24,000 €
  • Oskari Lähdeaho: Logistiikan alan muutosta ajavat voimat: Kestävyys kilpailukyvyn tekijänä, 5,000 €
  • Aleksi Mankonen: Energiantuotantoprosessien ja uusiutuvien polttoaineiden käytön tietokonemallinnus ja analyysi, 5,000 €
  • Kirsi Spoof-Tuomi: Biokaasun hyödyntämisstrategiat: LBG raskaan liikenteen ja lähimerenkulun polttoaineena ja uuden alueellisen LBG-infrastruktuurin luominen. Biokaasun käytön lisääminen teollisuuden energiakäytössä, 5,000 €
  • Ping Zhu: Increase yield of biogas: Utilization of genetically modified microbes for the direct conversion of sugars to methane. Scope: Case study with real Aalto-Cell waste sugars, 5,000 €
  • Rebecca Wicker: Using native microalgal consortia for simultaneous CO2 capture, nutrient recovery, and bioenergy production, 16,000 €

More information:

Viljami Kinnunen, development engineer, Gasum
p. +358 50 33 10308,

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energy market expert that together with its partners, promotes development towards a carbon-neutral future.