Gasum launches new LNG station in Finland

Finnish state-owned energy firm and LNG supplier, Gasum, has opened what it says is the the world’s northernmost LNG and CNG filling station in Rovaniemi, Finland.

According to a statement by Gasum, the new station will enable the transport company UKK-Express operating in northern Finland to start using biogas with two gas vehicles this year.

UKK-Express will start tests with a biogas truck and trailer truck this year, but if all goes well, the aim is to increase the number of biogas vehicles next year, it said.

The transport company handles freight traffic between Lapland and northern Finland as well as the rest of Finland, Scandinavia, and Europe.

Prior to this station, Gasum has already opened two other stations in Lapland, one in Keminmaa, Finland, and the other in Lulea, Sweden.

The company’s strategic goal is to bring 7 TWh of renewable biogas yearly to the Nordic market by 2027.

This is four times more than at present and would mean annual carbon dioxide reductions totaling 1.8 million tonnes for Gasum’s customers, the firm said.

Moreover, this goal includes building five large-scale biogas plants in Gotene, Borlange, Kalmar, Sjobo, and Horby in southern Sweden.

In February last year, Gasum started building the first bio-LNG plant in Gotene, and expects production to start at this facility at the end of 2024.

The company plans to start building the bio-LNG plant in Borlange during the spring.

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