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In line with its strategy, Gasum continues to take purposeful steps to invest in developing the Nordic gas infrastructure in response to growing demand in industry and in road and maritime transport.
Olga Väisänen, VP, Communications, Gasum
Klimatklivet is essential in supporting our journey towards a carbon-neutral society. Without the grant, we wouldn’t be able to build these new stations in Sweden. People are becoming more aware of the benefits of gas in Sweden and now is the time to invest in clean energy solutions.
Mikael Antonsson, Director, Traffic, Gasum Sweden
Gasum is the leading supplier of biogas in the Nordic countries. Gasum operates 13 biogas plants in Sweden and Finland and is rapidly growing the biogas volume with new production and sourcing opportunities.
Erik Woode, Senior Manager of Business Development, Gasum Sweden
Gasum has the advantage of decades of experience and competence in the gas and energy sector. I certainly see this primarily as an opportunity to further develop our services while developing our company as a Nordic energy sector expert.
Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen
”Sweden has managed to reduce its climate emissions by an impressive 27% since 1990. But emissions remain high in heavy transport, the manufacturing industry and shipping where there are few alternatives – it is in these sectors that an increasing number of hauliers, industrial companies and shipping companies are now switching to gas. This is good news both for the climate and the environment.
Marcus Hansson, Head of Public Affairs, Gasum
Together with our partners, we’ve been taking determined steps to build cleaner transport in Finland. Expanding the gas filling station network and increasing awareness have played an important role in this. We’re heading in the right direction now, and making the right political decisions is also vital for the climate targets to be reached. For example, various incentives for choosing a more environmentally friendly vehicle can help accelerate the transition to cleaner transport
says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.
The rapidly increased need to cut mobility emissions makes driving on gas an unmatched solution for private as well as company car users. The 10,000 gas cars currently on Finnish roads are already creating an emission reduction of more than 7,000 tonnes* – equal to more than 14,000 car journeys from Finland’s southernmost to northernmost tip and back
says Jukka Metsälä, Vice President, Traffic, Gasum.
It is always a proud moment when we can deliver our product and make maritime transportation cleaner
Jacob Granqvist, Sales Director, LNG Marine, Gasum
The Gasum Gas Fund aims to respond to society’s transformational challenges by developing energy solutions based on gas and producing information supporting the development of the gas sector.
Viljami Kinnunen, Development Engineer, Gasum
It’s great that large companies such as McDonald’s Finland and HAVI Logistics want to invest in a cleaner tomorrow and choose a more environmentally friendly alternative.
Ville Sipponen, Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum
”The acquisition of AGA’s Clean Energy and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering businesses is an integral part of our growth strategy. The acquisition enables Gasum to supply and to ensure the availability of a competitive, low-emission form of energy to meet the demands of industrial, maritime and road transport customers in the Nordic countries.
Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum
I’m very happy that already today the large-fleet owners of Finland and Sweden see the benefits of LNG and LBG in road transport. If a company with 16 HDVs switched from conventional fuels to gas, this would mean significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as the annual emissions of one HDV are equal to those of 40–50 passenger cars. I strongly recommend that also small-fleet owners consider making the switch. This would be a great solution for hauling companies to stand out in a highly competitive logistics market
says Jukka Metsälä, Vice President, Traffic, Gasum
We’re taking determined steps in building a comprehensive filling station network in the Nordics. We're aiming to build around 20 filling stations for HDVs in Sweden and Finland by the end of the year and to build a total of 50 new filling stations in the Nordics by the early 2020s. This will increase the availability of gas and will allow even more fleet owners to choose low-emission LNG and LBG as a fuel and, at the same time, make significant fuel cost saving
says Mikael Antonsson, Director, Traffic, Gasum Sweden
We aim to introduce a lower-emission fleet for transport at Kuusakoski. The new vehicle has given us valuable information about a gas-fueled transport fleet. We intend to use this information when buying new vehicles
says Krister Heinonen, Vice President, Logistics at Kuusakoski
We are committed to developing the Nordic gas filling station network. We aim to improve possibilities to fill up with gas and to make it easier for companies to choose environmentally friendlier alternatives. Building a carbon-neutral society requires determined work on the availability of cleaner energy solutions
says Jani Arala, Senior Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum
Drivers have commended the functionality of gas-fueled vehicles and customers have been delighted with the increase in greener alternatives. We consider it important to help our customers to reach their own targets by providing a new type of environmentally friendlier transport fleet
says Ossi Tiilikainen, CEO, K&O Tiilikainen
”Our financial performance was in line with our expectations during the reporting period. Our revenue totaled €838.8 million (€827.4 million) and our operating profit for the period under review was €86.3 million.
Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum
We have continued preparations for the opening up of the gas market and together with customers and stakeholders have been coordinating regulatory work relating to the Natural Gas Market Act since back in 2017.
Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum
LNG was the natural choice for us since it meets existing and future emissions targets. Our customers are increasingly interested in cutting emissions in transport and require more environmentally friendly alternatives. We want to impact the environment through our own operations and the easiest way to do this is to change the transport fleet.
says Jarmo Halonen, COO, NCS Finland.
Climate issues are important to us and we wanted to do our own bit to help. Driving with LNG has gone really smoothly. In the long run, we’re also clocking up significant savings in fuel costs compared to diesel-fueled vehicles. We’re definitely considering acquiring more LNG-fueled vehicles.
says Harri Nummela, Logistics manager, Pinecape
In long-distance transport you can drive as far as 1,000 kilometers on a tankful of natural gas and fuel costs are lower than for diesel. Nevertheless, there’s no need to compromise whatsoever on performance and torsion in a Volvo FH LNG-fueled truck when compared to a similar diesel-fueled vehicle. Demand for LNG-fueled trucks is constantly growing.
says Reino Manninen, Sales Director, Volvo Trucks
Demand for cleaner fuels is growing rapidly in the transport and logistics industry. We and our partners are focusing on developing the gas infrastructure and network of filling stations across the Nordic countries. Particularly for companies in this sector, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) are essential in the transition towards a carbon-neutral future. At the same time, they also result in significant savings in fuel costs.
says Jani Arala, Senior Sales Manager, Gasum
Customer wishes and a desire to reduce our carbon footprint influenced our decision. Expansion of the filling station network makes it easier to use gas and adds to security of supply. Based on our experience, we can recommend the use of gas-fueled tractor units to all transport companies
says Marko Järvimäki, entrepreneur
Concern for the environment is everyone’s responsibility and we want to be a sustainability leader in the Nordic countries. We have set ourselves the goal of cutting the entire PostNord Group’s carbon dioxide emissions by 40% by 2020 compared with the 2009 level
says Johanna Starck CEO, PostNord Oy
Gasum offers its customers cleaner energy. We also want to show the direct and indirect impacts of our operations through what we do. A responsible financing strategy is an important part of our economic responsibility.
Jonas Bergroth, Treasury Manager, Gasum
Gasum’s strategy is to build the Nordic gas ecosystem by expanding the gas markets. In our responsibility program we have committed to act to curbing climate change and to promote the transition to a low-carbon society.
Elina Saarivuori, Sustainability Manager, Gasum
Together with our partners, we are promoting development towards a carbon-neutral future both on land and at sea.
Olga Väisänen, VP, Communications, Gasum
The growing gas filling station network offers more and more consumers and businesses the opportunity to reduce their transport emissions. I believe that the new station will result in more and more transport companies operating in South Ostrobothnia introducing environmentally friendly gas-fueled vehicles in their fleet,”
says Jani Arala, Senior Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum
During H1, we took our strategy steadfastly forward and together with our personnel updated our strategic targets for future years. Demand for cleaner energy solutions is showing strong growth in industry and total gas sales volumes are projected to further increase.
Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum
As a low emission fuel, the role of gas will increase in the future, above all in maritime transport and heavy-duty road transport as action to curb climate change calls for a transition to cleaner solutions.
Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum
At our Oulu site in Finland, we are currently implementing more sustainable technologies by switching to LNG. Eastman’s partnership with Gasum has been truly incremental in our journey to improve our environmental footprint
Sabine Ketsman, Vice President and General Manager, Eastman
Together, these projects would produce enough liquefied biogas to replace diesel as fuel in around 120 trucks. Biogas cuts traffic emissions by up to 85% compared with diesel.
Ari Suomilammi, Gasum
Recent years have seen brisk growth in the popularity of gas vehicles. In 2018, for example, the number of gas passenger cars registered was almost double compared to 2017. In addition, the recent Suomalaisten autoilu 2019 motoring survey shows that drivers clocking up more than 20,000 km a year are more interested in a gas vehicle than in a fully electric vehicle,
ays Heidi Kuoppala, Business Manager, Sales, Traffic, Gasum
Gasum is rapidly growing its supply chain of LNG and LBG in order to support customers’ need for compliance with emission regulations. Building LNG infrastructure today will enable the use of LBG tomorrow.
Kimmo Rahkamo, VP, Natural gas and LNG, Gasum
There has been broad recognition in many countries that gas can help heavy-duty road vehicles to quickly cut emissions. The filling station in Oulu is part of Gasum’s Nordic network for heavy-duty road transport and we see considerable potential to increase biogas production in the Oulu area. New gas filling stations ideally deliver the circular economy, fueling demand for renewable biogas in Oulu in different vehicle segments,”
considers Jukka Metsälä, Vice President Traffic, Gasum.
With the use of LNG, we reduce the local pollutant emissions of maritime and heavy-duty traffic, while keeping the industry of Northern Finland competitive by offering energy that has low emissions and is affordable to the needs of different operators.
Kimmo Rahkamo, VP, Natural gas and LNG, Gasum
Use of gas in transport has increased very rapidly in the Lahti area and the new filling station will further fuel this development. The new station opened in Lahti is part of the Gasum filling station network being constructed for heavy-duty vehicles in the Nordic countries. The new LNG and LBG stations will be located at busy transport hubs, enabling a switch to cleaner fuels in long-distance operations
says Jukka Metsälä, Vice President, Traffic, Gasum
The transport industry has a key role to play in cutting emissions in society and this is reflected in the growing demands for eco-friendliness in the sector. Heavy-duty road transport needs a choice of low-emission, cost-efficient fuels. The new filling station is again a leap in the right direction,
says Pontus Stenberg, CEO of Kiitosimeon
Our preparations have continued ahead of the opening up of teh Finnish gas market at the start of 2020.
Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum
Our financial performance was in line with our expectations during Q1. Our revenue increased to €396.6 million in the period under review, up 2% year on year.
Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum
The highlights of Gasum’s year of responsibility in 2018 included improving accessibility of low-carbon fuels in the Nordics, implementing remarkable circular economy collaborations with partners and taking a major leap in developing the safety culture.
Elina Saarivuori, Sustainability Manager, Gasum
Buying biogas from Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management enables us to support the targets set for transport emission reductions and improve access to biogas.
Matti Oksanen Diratcotr, Business development, Gasum
During the year under review, gas was recognized as playing an increasingly important role in efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum Group
We want to support our customers in making more sustainable everyday choices. By utilizing the food waste generated at our restaurants we are able to offer our customers a responsible filling-up option at more and more IKEA stores. At the same time, while utilizing the minor amounts of food waste generated at IKEA restaurants, we will also continue to make efforts to reduce food wastage
says Jessica Lehtinen, Sustainability Manager, IKEA Finland.
We’re happy about our shared aim of introducing three new gas filling stations in conjunction with IKEA stores this year. The stations already opened in Espoo and Vantaa have been a great success and used actively by customers driving gas-fueled vehicles. The filling stations increase access to gas in new areas and further support the achievement of transport emission reduction targets
says Markus Kaarlela, Development Manager, Traffic, Gasum.
In the coming years, we will invest strongly in the development of the Nordic gas market and infrastructure, helping the Nordic countries to reach the emission targets set.
Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum Group
Finnish transport emissions must be cut by 50% by 2030 from the 2005 level. Compared with other emissions-generating sectors, the contribution of the transport sector will have to be the greatest. There is also major interest in LNG among transport entrepreneurs – they want to be part of the change and lead the way. LNG is also a cheaper alternative for transport companies than other fuels such as diesel
says Juha-Matti Koskinen, Sales Manager, Heavy-Duty Transport, Gasum.
Transport and flows of goods are needed, but transport generates a great deal of carbon dioxide emissions. Liquefied natural gas is an effective way of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from heavy-duty transport. Our choice of fuel plays a very big role in our efforts to reach the climate target
says Anni Lemola, Head of Operational Excellence, DB Schenker.
We are an active circular economy player and through our work develop the recycled nutrients, transport and energy markets. Our aims also include customer satisfaction, disturbance-free gas supply and distribution network expansion. In addition, we verify the compliance of our operations and also expect this from our suppliers.
Elina Saarivuori, Sustainability Manager, Gasum
Logistics are an integral and necessary part of wholesale operations and we want to contribute to cleaner traffic. A truck powered by eco-friendly, Finnish biogas seemed to us a natural choice. Traffic generates a considerable share of overall emissions and we’re working to reduce them through the choices we make. Compared with a diesel motor, for example, a biogas-fueled vehicle also significantly reduces noise nuisance,
says Tommi Martikainen transport manager at Heinon Tukku.