Lihajaloste Korpela’s plant in Huittinen is to switch to using Finnish biogas in processed meat production
Meat processing company Lihajaloste Korpela Oy is to start using biogas in the production of processed meat products at its plant in Huittinen. Gasum will deliver biogas made from local waste in tanks since the plant is outside the gas network catchment area.
Lihajaloste Korpela is to switch from using fossil light fuel oil to renewable biogas at its plant in Huittinen and from spring 2018 will make all processed meat products using renewable, locally produced biogas. The company wants to encourage the use of environmentally friendly local Finnish energy. Biogas produced by Gasum will be delivered logistically to Lihajaloste Korpela in tanks, which is a flexible way to use biogas outside the gas network catchment area.
Switching to biogas will mean Lihajaloste Korpela uses 450,000 liters less fuel oil, thereby cutting its carbon dioxide emissions by 1,200 tonnes a year. This corresponds to more than 10 million kilometres of driving, which equates to the average annual mileage clocked up by 530 cars in total.
“We are a Finnish company with long traditions and so want to do our bit for a cleaner environment. Above all, use of renewable local Finnish energy is a responsible choice,” says Seppo Korpela, Managing Director at Lihajaloste Korpela.
Gasum biogas is a 100% Finnish biofuel made from 100% renewable feedstocks and has been awarded the Made in Finland Key Flag Symbol as well as the Nordic Ecolabel.
“We’re really pleased to begin biogas cooperation with Lihajaloste Korpela, whose plant will switch over to using environmentally friendly Finnish energy in its production processes. We will deliver biogas to the plant flexibly in tanks. Using our advanced tank technology, we can supply biogas flexibly and economically to anywhere accessible on wheels. We expect this means of transport to encourage increasingly more companies to switch over to renewable biogas, says Jussi Rinttilä, Sales Director at Gasum.
Gasum’s Finnish biogas plants are located in Huittinen, Honkajoki, Kuopio, Oulu, Riihimäki, Turku and Vehmaa. Gasum also produces biogas with its partners in Espoo, Kouvola and Lahti. In Sweden, Gasum has biogas plants in Jordberga, Katrineholm, Lidköping and Örebro, as well as a majority shareholding in a production plant located in Västerås. In addition, Gasum has a 50% shareholding in Vadsbo Biogas in Sweden.
Gasum is the leading processer of biodegradable waste and supplier of biogas in the Nordic countries. Gasum processes an annual total of 800,000 tonnes of biomass and produces an annual total of around 650 GWh of biogas at its twelve biogas plants.
For more information please contact:
Jussi Rinttilä, Sales Director, Gasum Oy
Phone: +358 40 512 1212, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com
Seppo Korpela, Managing Director, Lihajaloste Korpela Oy
Phone: +358 50 363 7200, firstname.surname(a)lihajaloste-korpela.fi
Lihajaloste Korpela Oy is a meat company established in Satakunta, Finland in 1958 and produces smoke sauna products, traditional sausages and slicing sausages, various whole meat and special meat products, processed foods and ready-to-eat products at two production sites in Finland. In addition, the plants make private label products for customers. Korpela’s customers include grocery stores and wholesalers in Finland, Sweden and Russia. The company’s products are also available on passenger and cargo ships and in the public sector. The production sites employ a total of almost 130 foodstuff professionals. www.korpela.fi