Gasum constructing Europe’s northernmost biogas filling station
When completed, it will be the first gas filling station in Finnish Lapland, Gasum's northernmost filling station, and and the northernmost liquefied biogas (LBG) filling station in Europe. Gasum recently opened its second northernmost station in Luleå, Sweden.
The Keminmaa station will provide both liquefied and compressed biogas, thereby serving heavy-duty transport and passenger car drivers, according to Gasum.
The station is located in the new Rajakangas industrial park on the E8 Oulu-Tornio road in the immediate vicinity of the Rovaniemi junction. This makes it ideally placed to serve traffic heading for Rovaniemi and Tornio, as well as traffic directed towards Sweden. The Keminmaa station has received funding from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility.
When completed, the Keminmaa station will be Gasum’s northernmost gas filling station to date, but the plan is to further improve availability in Lapland.
“Gasum aims to expand its filling station network even further northward and enable transport with biogas and gas motoring in Lapland. The Keminmaa station will serve long-haul transport in the north and enable growing numbers of logistics providers to switch to biogas-powered transport,” said Juho Kurra, head of business, traffic Finland at Gasum.
Biogas already accounts for almost all the gas sold by Gasum as a transport fuel for all vehicle segments in Finland.
ttGasum’s strategic goal is to bring 7 TWh of renewable gas yearly to market by 2027. This would mean annual savings of 1.8 million tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions for Gasum’s customers.