The European Commission has granted €2.65M in financial support to a Gasum project studying the opportunities to develop a new kind of LNG refueling station network for heavy-duty vehicles. The project will involve Gasum constructing four pilot stations within the TEN-T Core Network in Helsinki, Vantaa, Turku and Jyväskylä. Gasum is actively developing the biogas and natural gas filling station network and aims to increase the number of Gasum-owned stations by 35 new stations in the next ten years.
Gasum is strongly committed to the development of natural gas vehicle use. The demand for clean and affordable road fuel gas is increasing sharply all the time, and opportunities to switch to gas as a road fuel are further improved by the expanding supply of gas vehicles and the growing station network. The infrastructure being constructed will also enable the use of liquefied biogas in heavy-duty transport.
Gasum applied for Connecting Europe Facility support to explore the opportunities to construct an LNG/L-CNG refueling station network and the deployment and testing of four pilot stations. The positive financial support decision enables the realization of the project and the construction of the pilot refueling stations in the next two years in Helsinki, Vantaa, Turku and Jyväskylä. The project is expected to cost around EUR 5.3 million in total.
The purpose of the Gasum project is to study the regional market potential, optimal technical configurations and operating aspects for the development of the road vehicle refueling stations network in areas outside the current gas network.