Gasum has completed the modernization of its biogas plant in Turku, Finland, which has now become the country’s first to produce bio-LNG for transport, industrial and maritime needs. The expansion of the Turku biogas plant was one of the Sipilä’s Finnish Government key projects, Bioeconomy and clean solutions, the objective of which is to increase in a sustainable way the share of renewable energy of the energy used in Finland by, in particular, improving its availability.
The plant will process around 130,000 tons of biomass a year, to produce around 60 GWh of bio-LNG a year, which corresponds to the annual fuel consumption of 125 heavy-duty vehicles or 5,000 cars. It will also produce around 4,000 tons of ammonia water for use as a recycled nutrient. This plant promotes the realization of the circular economy and the development of the gas market in the Turku region.
“We’re one of the few companies in the Nordic countries to be able to provide industrial scale biogas production and distribution. Gasum is continuously investing in biogas plants and increasing the performance of our existing ones. Demand for biogas is growing in all segments and we are constantly pursuing new opportunities to increase production capacity. We are investing in the development of our plants so that we can take the circular economy even further. Demand for recycled nutrients is also showing development in different industrial sectors. Our Turku plant is a superb example of the realization of the circular economy,” said Johan Grön Vice President, Biogas, Gasum.
Gasum is boosting its biogas production capacity by expanding existing plants, by building new ones and by increasing procurement of biogas from the production plants of other actors. The company now has 15 biogas plants in Finland and Sweden, making it one of the largest producers of biogas in the Nordics. Gasum plans to make 4 TWh of biogas available in the Nordics by 2024 through its own production and partners.