Biomethane is playing an increasingly important role at Finnish CNG stations. Overall, renewable natural gas is available at 16 of the 18 natural gas filling stations and accounts for 17 % of the total methane used in Finnish NGVs. The local gas company Gasum started to inject biomethane into the natural gas grid in October 2011 and began offering it as a transport fuel.
The Finnish gas market is also supplemented with LNG, which is produced in a small-scale LNG plant (20.000 t/a) with storage capacity of 3x700m3.
Finland is highly interested in LNG and L-CNG stations due to the fact that the natural gas network is somewhat limited and on the other hand LNG marine projects seem promising to create a substantial LNG market in the country.
Source: NGVA Europe.