Gasum recently announced that it plans to open an LCNG filling station (a CNG filling station with gas stored as LNG) near to the Port of Turku, Finland, in late September 2016. The station is intended for heavy duty vehicles.
The specific opening date of the station will be known once progress has been made on the construction site.
Gasum has applied for Connecting Europe Facility support to explore the opportunities to construct an LNG/LCNG refuelling station network and the deployment of four pilot stations intended specifically for heavy duty vehicles in Turku, Helsinki, Vantaa and Jyväskylä.
The EU support, granted at €2.65 million, makes it possible to provide heavy duty vehicles with access to LNG. The support accounts for 50% of the total investment. Expected to cost around €5.3 million in total, the project contributes to the TEN-T Core Network, the implementation of the objectives of Directive 2014/94/EU in Finland and the development of the market for alternative propulsion systems in road transport. The infrastructure being constructed will also enable the use of liquefied biogas in heavy duty transport in the future.
Over the next 10 years, Gasum plans to develop 35 new filling stations.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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