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Number of biogas-powered cars to increase tenfold in Central Finland

Jyväskylä, together with the entire Central Finland, wishes to be a trendsetter in biogas-powered driving. Large investments are being used to make driving with a biogas-powered car a real alternative for private drivers as well. Its popularity is expected to grow with the help of the biogas production plant to be commissioned at Mustankorkea in a year, together with new biogas filling stations.

- The objective is to increase the number of biogas-powered cars tenfold in Central Finland in the near future, says Pirkko Melville, Research and Development Manager at the City of Jyväskylä.

The City of Jyväskylä wants to lead by example by converting garbage trucks and the city’s leasing cars into biogas-powered versions. In addition, the city wants to advance the matter through competitive bidding for procurement.

The availability of refuelling stations nearby is important for the use of biogas cars to become more common. Esko Martikainen, the Managing Director of Mustankorkea Oy, promised that things would get better by the summer of 2017. - We are looking for a place for a biogas filling station as close to the centre as possible, he said.

More information

Ms Pirkko Melville, Research and Development Manager, City of Jyväskylä, phone +358 40 565 3066, pirkko.melville[at]jkl

30.5.2016Satu Heikkinen

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