Forchem trials use of liquified biogas

Forchem’s crude tall oil distillery trials liquified biogas (LBG) for energy production. First samples were received in the factory on week 11. Forchem’s business is built on principles of sustainable development and the use of renewable fuel would enable even more ecological operations.

Forchem started earlier last year to use LNG, liquified natural gas, as fuel for the refinery. For LNG transformation, company invested in new LNG terminal and gasification facility. Even then, the target of the investment was to utilise LBG once it becomes available in the market.


“Forchem made the decision in 2018 to use LNG for energy production. The rationale behind the decision was to minimise sulphur emissions. Now, the use of liquified biogas is a natural stepping stone in our company’s continious effort to reduce our environmental impact”, states CEO Risto Näsi.

Liquified biogas offers the same environmental benefits as LNG currently used. In addition it is completly renewable and does not increase CO2 emissions. Forchem’s LBG partner Gasum produces LBG from bio-based materials, such as biowaste, industries’ biodegradble side streams and plant-based biomass.

For more information:

Risto Näsi
CEO of Forchem
+358 50 315 1585

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