First CNG station in Järvenpää will help reach city’s sustainability goals
Gasum is further strengthening its natural gas refueling network in Southern Finland by building a filling station in the Boogie business district of Järvenpää. The city’s position as an important logistics cluster in Central Uusimaa and in the proximity of the Lahti motorway swayed the choice of this location. The new facility, expected to open by the end of 2020, will particularly support commuter traffic heading towards the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Lahti.
“The station in Järvenpää will be excellently located and has clearly been one of the most anticipated. It’s good news that it will at last become a reality. It will provide a diverse range of services for passing traffic and will be a good addition to our existing network of stations in the neighboring areas of Hyvinkää, Riihimäki and Porvoo. We believe the station will also attract heavier-duty delivery vehicle transport,” commented Olli Paasio, Director, Traffic Finland, at Gasum.
The new filling station will enable drivers to fill up with CNG and bio-CNG, equally suitable for passenger cars and light transport fleets, such as delivery and refuse collection vehicles. It will also enable increasingly more residents of Järvenpää as well as visitors and businesses to choose more environment-friendly vehicles. Recent years have seen rapid growth in the popularity of NGVs in Finland, where the number of vehicles almost doubled in 2019.
At the end of last year, Järvenpää City Council adopted the Resource Wisdom Järvenpää road map, which aims to make Järvenpää carbon neutral by 2035 and a city of no-waste and sustainable consumption by 2050. Making low-emission fuels available to people in Järvenpää is an excellent way to promote these objectives.
“Resource Wisdom means promoting people’s wellbeing while reducing harmful environmental impacts. If these ambitious objectives are to be achieved, active work will be required to improve and establish ways of working. The city of Järvenpää seeks to create opportunities for low-emission mobility for residents and actors in the area. Biogas is an important addition to the ways in which everyday choices can reduce emissions in Järvenpää,” said Olli Keto-Tokoi, Director of Economic Affairs at the City of Järvenpää.
“We’re delighted that a site for a natural gas station was found in a business district alongside the main approach road to Järvenpää. Gasum is an excellent example of a company that supports our Resource Wisdom objectives through its actions,” added Susanna Aramo, Business Service Manager at the city of Järvenpää.