Gasum strengthens its natural gas refueling network for heavy-duty transport with the opening of a new filling station in Lieto. Located in Avanti business and industrial area on highway 10, it serves long-haul transport and will help logistics companies to reduce their emissions cost-efficiently.
Together with the natural gas station in Turku Harbor, the new facility in Lieto strengthens the distribution of LNG and bio-LNG for the needs of long-haul heavy transport. It also support the local circular economy by utilizing renewable biogas produced from local biowaste and sewage sludge at the Turku biogas plant, making even cleaner fuel solutions and a circular economy solution accessible to local logistics companies.
“We’re very proud to have opened a new station in Lieto and that it strengthens the Nordic natural gas filling station network. Consumers and lawmakers increasingly expect actors in the heavy-duty transport sector to provide eco-friendly services. It is important to improve accessibility to low-emission fuel solutions so that Nordic freight can be transported increasingly more cleanly. Each new gas station takes us closer to that goal,” said Jani Arala, Senior Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum.
Use of low-emission fuels is increasing across the EU as businesses strive to respond to emission reduction targets and consumer wishes. Under the new emissions regulations adopted by the EU in 2019, CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles must be reduced by 30% by 2030. In Finland, road traffic emissions must be halved by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.
The EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for transport, energy and digital infrastructure projects has supported the construction of the LNG filling station in Lieto.