Gasum to increase biogas availability, cut carbon emissions

Gasum is aiming to reduce carbon emissions by a million tons by increasing biogas availability.

By 2025, the company intends to make 4 TWh of biogas available on the market from its own production and that of certified European partners.

In its own operations, Gasum aims to reduce the emissions in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and biogas production chains and implement energy efficiency measures.

“Responsibility is a key element in Gasum’s strategy,” said Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen. “Together with our partners and customers, we are continuously developing new ways to reduce emissions.

“Recent years have seen us increase the availability of gas in road transport, maritime and industry, and have thereby helped our customers to reduce their own carbon footprint. Gas delivers significant cost-effective options to reach emission reductions.”

Gasum is boosting biogas production capacity and availability by building new plants and increasing the procurement of biogas from the production plants of other operators. The firm now has nine biogas plants in Finland and six in Sweden.

In 2020 Gasum acquired a biogas plant (40 GWh per annum) in Skövde, Sweden. The Lohja biogas plant (40 GWh per annum) in Finland entered commercial production in January 2021 and the Nymölla biogas plant (75 GWh per annum) in Sweden will enter commercial production this year.

The company is also building an industrial-scale manure-based plant (120 GWh) in Gotene, Sweden. The plant is scheduled to complete by the beginning of 2023. The firm is also planning to build biogas plants in Borlänge and Kalmar in Sweden, and Oulu in Finland.

“Gasum is investing heavily also in the production development of other renewable gases such as synthetic methane and green hydrogen in the Nordics,” added Lamminen.

“For example, we are currently working with other energy operators to explore the possibility of building a pilot plant for the production of synthetic methane.”

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