Gasum to produce liquefied biogas at Stora Enso Nymölla Mill
Finland-headed gas major Gasum Oy and compatriot forest industry major Stora Enso have signed a contract to build a biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla pulp and paper mill in Sweden. The plant, which will be built and operated by Gasum, will turn the mill’s wastewater effluent into renewable energy.
Gasum plans to produce liquefied biogas (LBG) and sell it as a transportation fuel for cars, buses, trucks, and ferries. The Nymölla biogas plant project includes biogas production, upgrading, and liquefaction. The expected LBG production of the plant is 220 MWh per day. Start-up is expected during 2020.
The total investment volume of the project for Gasum is around EUR 27 million and for Stora Enso around EUR 5 million. In December 2017, Gasum AB, the Swedish subsidiary, revealed that it has been awarded a SEK 121.5 million (≈ EUR 12.7 million) investment grant by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) under the Climate Leap (Klimatklivet) programme for a project to produce, upgrade and liquefy biogas from industrial wastewater treatment.
We are pleased about the circular economy cooperation with the Stora Enso’s paper and pulp mill at Nymölla. The biogas plant is a sustainable solution for the processing of wastewater. Gasum is actively building a gas ecosystem for industry, marine, and road transport segment in the Nordics. Due to increasing demand for low-emission traffic, we are planning to build a considerably large number of gas filling stations for the heavy-duty vehicle segment in Sweden, said Johanna Lamminen, CEO of Gasum.