Gasum opens the world’s northernmost biogas filling station in Finland

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Gasum has opened the world’s northernmost gas filling station in Rovaniemi, Finland.
Gasum has already opened two other gas filling stations in Lapland - one in Keminmaa, Finland; and the other in Luleå, Sweden.
The new station will enable the transport company UKK-Express, which operates in Northern Finland, to start using biogas for two gas vehicles this year. The aim is to increase the number of gas vehicles going forward.
UKK-Express handles freight traffic between Lapland and Northern Finland as well as the rest of Finland, Scandinavia and Europe.
The daily Helsinki–Rovaniemi long-haul route and distribution network to Northern Finland and Lapland forms the core of the company's transport services.
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.
Jukka Uimaniemi, CEO at UKK Express, said the Rovaniemi filling station will enable the use of gas vehicles in the company's main distribution area for the first time.
“We aim to significantly reduce emissions from our operations by 2030, and investing in gas-fueled vehicles has been in our plans for some time. As I see it, biogas is currently the only realistic alternative that makes economic sense to significantly reduce logistics emissions in the Northern Finland region,” Uimaniemi added.
The new filling station serves both heavy duty vehicles and passenger cars, and the station sells both liquefied and compressed gas.
"The station in Rovaniemi is an important addition in the expansion of Gasum’s filling station network in Lapland. It is now possible to significantly reduce emissions from road transport in Northern Finland, too, with trucks operating on biogas instead of fossil fuels. Gasum’s goal is to enable the use of gas on all long-haul logistics routes in Finland and Sweden," said Juho Kurra, head of business, Traffic Finland, Gasum.

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