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Gasum opens new gas filling station

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Gasum has announced that the first gas filling station in Turku, Finland, recently opened and has been inaugurated at an opening seminary held on 7 November 2016.

This is the first of three gas filling stations that Gasum plans to open in the Turku area next year.

The station is located by Tuontiväylä road close to the Port of Turku. It is Finland’s first gas filling station intended for cars, commercial vehicles as well as heavy-duty road vehicles.

Gasum’s CEO Johanna Lamminen, said: ”I’m pleased that we’re finally able to also provide Southwest Finland with access to gas. We’re committed to investing in the development of the low-emission road fuel gas market by increasing the supply of road fuel gas significantly in the key demand areas in Finland. Southwest Finland is an important region for us as two of our biogas plants promoting the circular economy are located in Turku and Vehmaa. We wish to set an example and therefore will introduce the first two LNG-fuelled trucks to transport sewage sludge to our biogas plants and recycled nutrients to our customers in the region.”

The filling station is able to dispense CNG and compressed biogas (CBG) for cars, delivery vehicles, waste management vehicles and buses, as well as LNG and liquid biogas (LBG) for heavy-duty road vehicles.

Olli Manni, Chairperson of the City Board of Turku., added: ”Gas is a versatile and clean energy source. Turku aims to become a carbon-neutral city by 2040. The biggest scope for emission cuts can be found in our region’s heat and power production as well as transport, and the expansion of the gas infrastructure to Turku creates new opportunities for the city, local residents and industry as well as transport.”

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