The Keminmaa station serves heavy-duty transport and passenger cars since it allows refuelling with liquefied and compressed biogas. [Image: Gasum]

By Shardul Sharma

Gasum, a Finnish energy company, has opened its newest liquefied biogas (LBG) filling station in Keminmaa, Finland. The new station is the first gas filling station in Finnish Lapland, Gasum's second northernmost filling station, and Europe's northernmost LBG filling station.

The Keminmaa station serves both heavy-duty transport and passenger cars, offering refueling options for liquefied and compressed biogas. The station has received funding from the EU's Connecting Europe Facility, which supports investment in transport, energy, and digital infrastructure projects across the European Union.

"Gasum aims to further improve the availability of biogas in Northern Finland in the near future – demand is constantly growing, and we've received many requests for new stations in Lapland. Hopefully, we'll soon be able to announce some new projects in the region," said Juho Kurra, head of business, Traffic Finland at Gasum.

Gasum said that biogas is a very low-emission fuel alternative, with lifecycle emissions that are 90% lower on average compared to traditional fossil fuels. Biogas is also a cost-effective fuel for heavy-duty transport companies to cut emissions today.

Already now, biogas accounts for almost 100% of the gas sold by Gasum as a transport fuel for all vehicle segments. Gasum's strategic goal is to bring 7 TWh of renewable gas yearly to market by 2027. This amount would mean annual savings of 1.8 million tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions for Gasum's customers.

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