In February 2017, Stormossen’s first refuelling station, Gastor, opened. Our biogas is good and locally produced. When choosing biogas instead of petrol or diesel, acidifying and eutrophic emissions in the form of sulphur and nitrogen are reduced.
Biogas is a 100% renewable fuel. From an environmental perspective, this is a very important feature. According to a study conducted by DENA, Deutsche energi agentur, greenhouse gas emissions are up to 90 percent lower than petrol and diesel.
Our second station will open in 2019 at the ABC Service Station (Runsor), Vaasa. Welcome to refuel with biogas! Gastor vehicle fuel costs 1.45 €/kg, which corresponds to a petrol price of 0.93 € /litre.
Gas is always available as we have an LNG/LBG backup system. Our goal is that in the future there will be at least three gas filling stations in the Vaasa region.
This is how a gas-powered car works
A gas-powered car usually has two fuel tanks, one for vehicle gas and another for petrol or diesel. If the gas runs out, the car will automatically change the fuel system.
If the car is a diesel-gas vehicle, so-called DualFuel, some diesel is always used to ignite the vehicle gas.
The market for used biogas-powered cars is relatively small in Finland compared to Sweden, for example. If you are interested in importing a car from abroad, there are various companies that can help with the practical details. Most car dealers also have new biogas-powered cars in their range.
In addition to Stormossen’s refuelling stations, biogas for refuelling in the region can be found at Jeppo Biogas in Jeppo.