• Europe and Central Asia
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  • Finland
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Voting Date
Mar 21, 2024
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Nordic Ren-Gas OY
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  • Energy
  • Industry and Trade
  • Transport
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 249.83 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 230
Converted using 2024-03-21 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EIB website

Updated in EWS Mar 26, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2024

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Project Description
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According to the EIB, the project concerns the design, implementation and operation of a renewable hydrogen production facility (40 to 50 MW) for the production of synthetic methane, located next to an existing CHP, close to the city of Tampere.

The transportation segment accounts for 22% of the CO2 emissions in Finland, out of which 95% is from road transportation. Finland is committed to 50% reduction by 2030 compared to 2005 level, towards being carbon-free by 2045. To drive down the use of fossil-based fuels in traffic, Finland has implemented (as part of wider EU-level regulation) a renewable fuel distribution mandate for fuel distributors, requiring a certain share of renewable content within total fuel volume sold.

The Finnish government has created a Roadmap to Fossil-Free Transport, which considers biogas as key to reduce emissions from heavy duty vehicle (HDV)transportation. The roadmap envisages financial incentives, targeting 6200 HDV by2030 to be operated on renewable gas. The incentive should cover the difference between the purchase price of a gas-fuelled truck and the diesel option.

Hence, the project would support EU and national climate and renewable targets for 2030 through the production of renewable hydrogen and derivates (synthetic fuels) to be used in transport.

The project would address two main market failures, i.e.:
(i) negative carbon externalities, as it ensures the integration of a new renewable fuel in the transport sector, through a large-scale implementation of hydrogen technologies, and
(ii) positive learning externalities, as renewable hydrogen and synthetic fuel production can be considered a technology at an early stage of deployment with a significant potential for future cost decrease.

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Private Actors Description
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As stated on the company's website, Nordic Ren-Gas Oy is a project development company established in 2021. Ren-Gas invests in the best P2X gas production and distribution sites in Finland. Our projects will create value across the value chain from P2X technology providers to gas and heat end users.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Nordic Ren-Gas OY Client Energy

Contact Information
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Client - Nordic Ren-Gas OY:

Lauri Puro - Project Manager
Phone: +358 50 300 6043

Saara Kujala - CEO
Phone: +358 40 184 9088
Address (HQ): Linnoitustie 6 A, 02600 Espoo, Finland

Responsible local authority - Pirkanmaa business, transport and environment center:

Marcus Nykopp - Inspector General
Phone: +358 295 036 252

Local Access to Project Documentation:

- Tampereen kaupungin palvelupiste, Frenckellinaukio 2 B, Tampere
- Tampereen pääkirjasto Metso, Pirkankatu 2, Tampere
- Kangasalan kaupunki, Kaupunginvirasto 2, Urheilutie 13–15, Kangasala
- Kangasalan pääkirjasto, Keskusaukio 2, Kangasala
- Pirkanmaan ELY-keskus aulapalvelut, Yliopistonkatu 38, Tampere


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