Material in English

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The purpose of this server is to provide information for the Finnish audience. Therefore, almost all material is in Finnish. However, some material is in English for international audience. In this section selected publications written in English are introduced, with links for downloading full...

RES-T methane market in Finland 2016

By Ari Lampinen, CBG100 Suomi, July 2017   In 2016 reactor biogas was the only form of renewable methane utilized in transportation (RES-T methane) in Finland. Landfill gas has not yet been introduced for this application, although it is consumed in electricity and heat production plants....

RES share of traffic methane in Finland 1941-2015

By Ari Lampinen, CBG100 Suomi, March 2017   Share of renewable energy of methane consumed by road vehicles in Finland in 1941-2015 is shown by a graph above. From 1941 until 1946 biogas was the only form of methane used in Finland. Utilization of natural gas as a vehicle fuel began in 1996....

Green Car of the Year in Finland

By Ari Lampinen, CBG100 Suomi, November 2015 Updated in January 2017   Introduction Green Car of the Year has been selected annually in Finland since 1996. In 2016 the 21th selection was made. Methane car was chosen for the second time and it was the fourth alternative fuel car to...

RES-T methane market in Finland 2015

By Ari Lampinen, CBG100 Suomi, June 2016   In 2015 biogas (BG) was the only form of renewable methane utilized in transportation (RES-T methane) in Finland and all of it was reactor biogas. Landfill gas has not yet been used for this purpose, although it is consumed in electricity and heat...

RES-T100 statistics - case Finland

By Ari Lampinen, CBG100 Suomi, May 2016 2. updated version, June 2016     Finland is globally the first country for which national RES-T100 statistics have been published. This report is a summary of the original publication, which was written in Finnish.   Glossary EV = Electric...

RES-T methane markets in Finland 1941-2014

By Ari Lampinen, CBG100 Suomi, September 2015 Preface Market study on the utilization of renewable methane in transportation (RES-T) in Finland was published by the University of Eastern Finland in September 2015 (Lampinen 2015). It includes new statistical data for the year 2014 and...

European RES-T methane statistics 2013

By Ari Lampinen, CBG100 Suomi, July 2015   These European statistics on the use of renewable methane in transportation have been compiled from many sources and include published data, modified published data and unpublished data. Comprehensive European or global statistics are not available on...

Environmental quality of the Swedish RES-T system

Two publications by Ari Lampinen tell about the exceptionally high environmental quality achieved in the Swedish RES-T sector in comparison to other EU Member States. High environmental quality is a result of emphasizing waste based biofuels instead of energy crop based biofuels, gaseous fuels...

Finnish biogas statistics 2013-2014

By Ari Lampinen, CBG100 Suomi, September 2014     New Finnish biogas statistics publication was released on 30 September 2014 by University of Eastern Finland covering transport sector until August 2014 and other biogas sectors until December 2013.   Biogas consumption in...

Development and Governance of Renewable Methane Use in Transport

Development and Governance of Renewable Methane Use in Transport describes the evolution of renewable methane fuels as well as many other gaseeous fuels in transport applications.  

Roadmap to renewable methane economy

Roadmap to renewable methane economy was developed by the Finnish Biogas Association for the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications in 2012.  The roadmap describes a path to a sustainable 100 % renewable transport energy system by 2050. It is based on targets set by the Finnish...

CBG100 network for Europe

CBG100 network for Europe - Discussion paper by the Finnish Biogas Association proposes actions to make 100 % renewable methane available to European consumers.  The purpose is to enable 100 % renewable transport energy use for European citizens. The first step of the plan is to make...

History of biogas in transportation

Biogas has been used as vehicle fuel since the 1930s. Pioneering countries were Germany in the 1930s and Sweden and Finland in the 1940s. Study on the history of biogas in transportation applications was published in journal Finnish Quarterly for the History of Technology: Lampinen Ari (2013)...

70 years of traffic biogas in Finland 1941 - 2011

In 2011 Finland celebrated the 70th anniversary of biogas utilization in transportation. The Finnish Biogas Association organized various activities for that purpose, including presentations and articles both in Finnish and in English. Basic study on the history was made and complete historical...

Case: farm-scale biogas production for transport

Article in Refocus magazine describes a Finnish farm, which produces and sells biogas for transport.  

Fossil Fuel Support Mechanisms in Finland

Fossil Fuel Support Mechanisms in Finland tells about one of the main reason, why renewable energy is still rare in transport applications.  

Glossary of methane fuels in transport

 Proposal for a glossary of methane fuels in transport  by the Finnish Biogas Association aims to improve the marketing language of renewable methane fuels. They are currently described by many, often confusing, terms. It is still very common to call renewable methane fuels by fossil...