Biofuel And Biogas Projects Record High In Finland


Biofuel and biogas industries are rapidly growing in Finland. Recent R&D from several businesses, increasing petroleum prices and biofuel distribution obligation set in 2011 have increased investments in the field. Finnish goverment has declared € 100 million contribution package for traffic biofuels.

At the moment, the biggest undertaking in Finland  is UPM’s € 150 million biorefinery in Lappeenranta. Other large investments include Vapo Forest BTL’s biodiesel projects in Kemi and Kaskinen, which are estimated to cost over € 100 million. There are a number of smaller investments in the field made by Stora Enso, Gasum and Fortum. (Source:, 15.8.2013)

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