Wega is planning to construct a centralised supply station for compressed biogas (CBG) in the Marjamäki industrial area, in Lempäälä. Compressed biogas is supplied to the station from nearby biogas plants, and it is fed into the gas transmission network. In the transmission network, biogas replaces the use of natural gas, for instance, in manufacturing industry, transport and heating.
Due to its location, Lempäälä is an excellent place for a biogas supply station, as the area has plenty of potential for the biogas production and new biogas plant projects are being planned in the nearby area. The supply station serves biogas plants in the regions of Pirkanmaa, Häme, Satakunta, Central Finland and Southwest Finland, and it is a flexible option for producers to sell biogas profitably to a wide user base.
“There is a huge demand for biogas in the transmission network and also a significant production potential outside the network. The goal of the supply station is to serve biogas producers and enable the implementation of new biogas plant projects”, says Mathias Westerholm, Project Manager of Wega Group Oy.
Biogas production promotes circular economy and reduces the amount of waste, as biogas is produced from waste and side streams. It is an environmentally friendly energy source and with the help of biogas, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by up to 90% compared to fossil fuels. The production and use of biogas will increase local security of energy supply and contribute to sustainable development in Finland.
Commissioning is planned for the first half of 2024.