Finland Opens Kuopio Gas Station
Finnish state-owned utility Gasum has opened a new filling station in the eastern city of Kuopio, it said January 29. It will service heavy-duty vehicles as well as passenger cars and offers local enterprises the opportunity to cut their emissions cost-effectively by using biogas and natural gas, it said. The City of Kuopio is pursuing carbon neutrality, zero waste and globally sustainable consumption by 2050.
Gasum said that gas was growing in popularity and there were now over 10,000 gas cars. More than 4,000 were registered in 2019 alone.
”The Kuopio filling station provides more and more businesses and private individuals with access to environmentally friendly gas fuel. The station supplements the gas filling station network available by national road 5, which is an important route for domestic road travel. The station’s location is also excellent for LNG-fueled heavy-duty long-haul operations,” said Gasum.
Kuopio has set itself the target of pursuing carbon neutrality, zero waste and globally sustainable consumption by 2050. The city’s biodegradable waste is already utilised in energy production at the Kuopio biogas plant. Thanks to the gas filling station, the area’s transport emissions are also expected to decrease.