Finnish energy companies Gasum and Labio in a joint biogas project opened Finland's largest upgraded biogas and production facility in Lahti in southern Finland on Thursday, according to Gasum's press release.
Finland plans to produce 50 gigawatt-hours of biogas from 44,000 tons of waste per year, which is equal to the energy consumption of 140 buses, 4,500 cars and 2,000 detached houses.
"The conversion of local waste materials into energy and new raw materials is a prime example of resource wisdom based on the circular economy," said Ari Savolainen, CEO of Labio.
The facility will have a capacity of 80,000 tons in which an annual total of 44,000 tons of waste will be processed by the biogas production facility.
The biogas facility was commissioned in October 2014 and is planned to produce with full capacity by 2016.
By Murat Temizer