Gasum and Fazer Bakery to enhance renewable gas collaboration
In addition to the utilisation of food waste and the use of biogas, the goal is to start collaboration regarding e-methane produced with renewable energy.
Fazer Bakery Finland plans to phase out fossil fuels as a heat source for ovens by 2030. The planned partnership supports Fazer Bakery Finland’s sustainability strategy in terms of a reduction in CO2 emissions.
Fazer said it is committed to science-based emission reduction measures (according to the Science Based Targets initiative) and plans to reduce emissions by 42% by 2030.
Currently, all inedible food waste generated by Fazer Bakery’s production is utilised in biogas production of biogas, in cooperation with Gasum. Biogas generated from production’s food waste can cover about a fifth of the energy needed to heat the ovens at Fazer’s bakeries in Vantaa, Lahti and Lappeenranta.
“We are already reducing food waste systematically and efficiently,” said Marko Bergholm, managing director at Fazer Bakery Finland. “However, it is important to continue reducing food waste and find new ways to use it. The new e-methane fuel can be used to heat the ovens in Fazer’s bakeries and in road transport for bread deliveries as fuel for full trailer combination trucks and delivery trucks from 2026.”
“Gasum’s strategic goal is to bring seven terawatt hours of renewable gas to the market per year by 2027, which is up to four times more than today. Part of this will be e-methane. Achieving this target would mean an annual emission reduction of 1.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide for Gasum’s customers. The cooperation agreement with Fazer is a good example of Gasum’s objective to partner with its customers in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, for example, by developing a market for e-methane,” said Tommy Mattila, vice president at Gasum’s Industry and Traffic business.