Gasum has opened a gas filling station in Ruokosaari, Jyväskylä, in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Compressed biogas (CBG) and natural gas (CNG) are available from the new station to fuel cars, delivery vehicles, waste management vehicles and buses. Liquefied natural gas (LNG), also available from the station, is suitable for heavy-duty vehicles.
Gasum has received Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) support to explore the opportunities to construct a refueling station network for heavy-duty vehicles in particular and the deployment and testing of four pilot stations. In addition to the Jyväskylä station now opened, there are already LNG filling stations in use in Vuosaari, Helsinki, and near the Port of Turku. The next LNG filling station will be opened in Tuupakka, Vantaa, during September 2017.
Biogas offered by Gasum is a renewable and 100% Finnish biofuel produced from biodegradable waste sourced from homes, retail outlets and industry. Using biogas as a road vehicle fuel is an easy way to reduce emissions. Biogas is the only road fuel sold in Finland that has been awarded the Made in Finland Key Flag Symbol as well as the Nordic Ecolabel.
The address of Jyväskylä’s Ruokosaari filling station is Metsälehmuksentie 9. The official opening ceremony of the gas filling station will take place in conjunction with an opening seminar on Monday, September 11, 2017.
In Finland, Gasum lists the current fuel price of biogas (renewable natural gas) as EUR 0.928 per litre and CNG as EUR 0.731 per litre (USD 1.09 and 0.86 respectively).
In Q1 of 2017, the acquisition of Swedish Biogas International was completed by Gasum Ltd, which resulted in 100% of the shares of Swedish Biogas International AB and the companies owned by it being transferred to Gasum. The transaction made Gasum the biggest producer of biogas in the Nordic countries.