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Recipients of 2019 Gasum Gas Fund R&D grants announced

Research, technology, and innovations play key roles in the journey towards a clean and sustainable Nordic gas ecosystem. A forerunner in the gas and energy sector, Gasum Oy invests in the development of new technologies, concepts, and energy systems via the Gasum Gas Fund. Grants from the 2019 Gasum Gas Fund were awarded to eight researchers that were announced in Helsinki on May 13, 2019.

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In Finland, grants from the 2019 Gasum Gas Fund totaling EUR 62 200 were awarded to eight researchers that were announced by Gasum in Helsinki on May 13, 2019.

The Gasum Gas Fund supports full-time research relating to education, research and development aiming to promote the gas ecosystem. Gasum Gas Fund is one of the special funds run and administered by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES).

Grants have been given out from the fund for researchers developing future solutions concerning, for example, the bioeconomy and circular economy, transport and logistics or energy solutions promoting the use of gas.

Gasum promotes development towards a carbon-neutral future together with its partners. Increasing the biogas market and biogas production capacity and promoting the circular economy is a key element of the Gasum strategy. It was an honour for us to provide several promising gas-sector researchers with grants this year, too,” says Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum.

The objective of the Gas Fund is to support full-time research with full daily allowances. In addition, the Gas Fund seeks to provide long-term funding for research carried out by students. The Gasum Gas Fund is one of the special funds run and administered by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES).

Received by eight persons this year, the grants from the Gasum Gas Fund in 2019 totaled EUR 62 200. The recipients were:

  • Danielle Bansfield, MSc (Aalto University), Exploiting the unexploited: improved recycling of nutrients in the reject water from biogas production into value-added products (EUR 5000);
  • Aida Hosseinian, MSc (University of Oulu), Phosphorus recovery in the context of circular economy (EUR 5 000);
  • Kari Koppelmäki, MSc (University of Helsinki), Integrating biogas production into nutrient cycling in the local food system (EUR 16 200);
  • Veera Koskue, MSc (Tampere University of Technology), Nutrient recovery from wastewater using bioelectrochemical methods (EUR 5 000);
  • Shah Rukh Shakeel, MSc (University of Vaasa), Commercialization of renewable energy technologies in Finland (EUR 5 000);
  • Natalia Saukkonen, MSc (Tampere University of Technology), Interplay of profitability targets and environmental values in investment decision-making – case studies from biogas sector (EUR 2 000);
  • Axumavit Tesfamariam (University of Oulu), The effect of selected coagulant on downstream biological wastewater treatment units and on biological sludge stabilization processes (EUR 2 000);
  • Ville Turunen (Aalto University), Sewage sludge as a potential sustainable nutrient source (EUR 22 000).

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