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2017 was record-breaking year for the Finnish biogas station network

28.12.2017 13:39
Ten new public biogas filling stations were opened and none were closed in Finland in 2017. This brings the total number of public CBG stations to 34, of which 33 are pure biogas (CBG100) stations and 1 is a blend station (CBG50), indicating a whopping 42 % expansion of the CBG station network....

Opel CMG car selected Green Car of the Year 2017 in Finland

15.12.2017 17:17
Green Car of the Year 2017 in Finland is methane (CMG = Compressed Methane Gas) car Opel Astra Ecotec CNG. Green Car of the Year has been selected annually since 1996 in Finland. In 2017 the 22th selection was made.   Selection was made of 18 car models representing 11 car brands and 5 car...

Traffic methane statistics Finland-2016 published

08.12.2017 16:19
Official Finnish energy statistics for the year 2016 were published by Statistics Finland today. They include consumption of both renewable and fossil methane in domestic transportation (see table below). These statistics do not cover fossil methane consumption in international water...

Finnish CBG station network records double-digit growth in 2017

16.10.2017 09:45
The first public biogas filling station (CBG100 Mikkeli) in the City of Mikkeli was inaugurated by Mayor Timo Halonen on Friday the 13th. It was the main event of a two-day festival organized by the municipality and a group of private companies to celebrate this major step on a path towards crude...

Finnish and Swedish CBG station networks connected

07.09.2017 05:55
Public CBG100 filling station was opened in Oulu by municipal waste management company Oulun Jätehuolto Ltd. It marked the end of partial isolation of the Finnish CBG station network from the Western European CBG station network. The new station halved the distance between nearest Finnish and...

CBG network growth resumed in Finland

20.08.2017 08:57
After stagnation of public biogas filling station network growth for two years (2015-2016), eight new stations have already been opened in Finland in 2017. They bring the total number of public CBG stations to 32, of which 31 are CBG100 stations and 1 is a blend station. The amount of commercial...

Finnish CBG statistics 2016 published

05.07.2017 10:52
Finnish RES-T methane statistics of the year 2016 were published by the University of Eastern Finland (Lampinen 2017).  The study was written in Finnish, but an English summary "RES-T methane market in Finland 2016" has been provided in this server for the international audience. In this news...

Biogas fueled buses enter operation in Vaasa

16.05.2017 09:17
City of Vaasa became third municipality in Finland to utilize biogas as city bus fuel.   City Start of operation Resource Fuel Bus technology 1. Helsinki December 2012 Municipal sewage CBG100 Monofuel-CMG 2. Vantaa December...

Finland rejoined RES-T methane leaders

31.03.2017 15:53
Updated 7 April 2017   Share of renewable energy (RES share) is one of the indicators used to evaluate sustainable development. RES share of methane consumed by road vehicles belongs to these indicators within transportation sector, and especially the RES-T (Renewable Energy Sources in...

VW Caddy Maxi TGI is Green Car of the Year 2016 in Finland

29.12.2016 07:44
Green Car of the Year 2016 in Finland is methane car Volkswagen Caddy Maxi TGI. Green Car of the Year has been selected annually since 1996 in Finland. In 2016 the 21th selection was made and for the second time a methane car was chosen. Selection was made of 33 car models representing 11...

Finnish biogas statistics 2015

25.11.2016 11:41
Finnish biogas statistics covering year 2015 were released in June 2016 by the University of Eastern Finland. News release was published on the vehicle utilization in June. Here a summary is given on the whole biogas sector. In Finland, biogas has been produced since 1902 in demonstration plants...

Biogas consumption in transportation grew by 35 % in Finland in 2015

09.06.2016 16:10
National statistics of production and consumption of biogas for transportation applications in Finland during 2015 was released today by the University of Eastern Finland (Lampinen 2016). As the publication was written in Finnish, summary of the traffic biogas section is given here in English by...

First national RES-T100 statistics published

27.05.2016 14:07
Updated in June 2016 One of the key climate change mitigation actions is substitution of fossil primary energy sources (fossil fuels and fossil electricity) in transportation applications by renewable primary energy sources (RES), i.e. RES-T (Renewable Energy Sources in Transportation) consisting...

New type of traffic biogas infrastructure built in Hamina

19.12.2015 15:20
City of Hamina has built a new type of traffic biogas system. New upgrading plant was taken into use and for the first time in Finland upgraded biogas is transported to a filling station via a municipal gas grid. The new upgrading plant is the 10th upgrading plant in Finland and the first to...

Seat Mii Ecofuel is Green Car of the Year 2015 in Finland

29.11.2015 06:54
Green Car of the Year 2015 in Finland is Seat Mii Ecofuel. Green Car of the Year has been selected annually since 1996 in Finland. In 2015 the 20th selection was made and for the first time a methane car was chosen. Green Car of the Year was selected also in four categories (see table and photos...

New Finnish CBG statistics: Biogas combines highest environmental quality with lowest price

25.09.2015 11:40
Statistics of production and consumption of biogas for transportation applications in Finland during 2014 was published in September 2015 by the University of Eastern Finland (Lampinen 2015) as a part of national biogas statistics publication (Huttunen & Kuittinen 2015). Here is a short...

Renewable methane leading the way in the Swedish RES-T development

06.04.2015 08:13
Sweden is quantitatively the leading European country in utilization of renewable energy in transportation (RES-T). Although passing 10 % share of renewables in transportation energy consumption a few years ago and now rapidly approaching 20 % share are major landmarks of quantitative development,...

Prize awarded for a Finnish biogas tractor

03.11.2014 07:10
Valtra biogas tractor was awarded silver medal at Agrosalon exhibition in Moscow.   Valtra introduced in 2013 the first factory made, serially manufactured biogas tractor in the world. Valtra began serial manufacturing of dualfuel biogas/biodiesel tractors in 2013 in Suolahti, Finland, after...

Finnish biogas statistics 2013-2014 published: transport use dominates growth

06.10.2014 15:13
New Finnish biogas statistics was released on 30 September. Biogas consumption in transport increased by 168 % but consumption for power and heat production decreased by 2 % in 2013 compared to 2012. It indicates that transport use dominates growth of biogas utilization in Finland. In 2014...

Solar methane research begins in Finland

15.08.2014 09:50
Tekes – Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation – has granted € 5 million funding for a research project aiming to study energy storage and balancing in a system, where intermittent sources solar and wind have large share. The 2-year Neo-Carbon Energy project is implemented by Lappeenranta University...