The aim of the GasumHackathon is to find solutions and partners to utilise the biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) generated as a side stream from the biogas upgrading process in Gasum’s biogas plants in Finland and Sweden. Jamk University of Applied Sciences’ Business Accelerator BioPaavo organises the innovation competition, hackathon, together with Gasum Ltd., the largest biogas producer in the Nordics, in cooperation with Kasvu Open and Finnish Biocycle and Biogas Association.
Five teams from five different countries, introducing five diverse solutions to the challenge, were selected to continue in the competition. The solution of Danish Biogasclean A/S is about biological methanation and desulfurization. Norwegian Inherit Carbon Solutions’ want to solve the challenge by capturing and storing carbon. Finnish Carbonaide’s solution is to utilize the green carbon dioxide for carbon curing in the concrete industry. Austrian GIG Karasek GmgH – a member of Dr. Aichhorn Group – has a solution for electrochemical conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals. Swedish FYKO’s solution is about cultivating photosynthetic microalgae in wastewater to produce clean water, bio stimulants and organic fertilizers.
“It will be great to see the potential of very different solutions for CO2 value creation – each participant presented a solution from diverse angle”, says Gasum’s Senior Process Engineer Viljami Kinnunen. “Now the teams have a few weeks to polish their solutions. It will be very exciting to see the final results at the end of this hackathon process. Expectations are high!”
Gasum currently operates a network of nine biogas plants and two upgrading plants in Finland, as well as seven biogas plants in Sweden. In addition, Gasum is developing several biogas plant projects in the Nordic countries. Gasum’s biogas plants presently have a production capacity of approximately 800 GWh of biogas each year. Biogas use can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% compared to fossil fuels.
The GasumHackathon challenge culminates on 19 April, 2023, as the winner or winners are announced.
More information: BioPaavo by JAMK
Annimari Lehtomäki, Senior Specialist
tel. +358 50 464 2563
Jamk University of Applied Sciences
Viljami Kinnunen, Senior Process Engineer
tel. +358 50 331 0308
The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energy market expert. Gasum offers cleaner energy and energy market expert services for industry and for combined heat and power production as well as cleaner fuel solutions for road and maritime transport. The company helps customers to reduce their own carbon footprint as well as that of their customers. Together with its partners, Gasum promotes development towards a carbon-neutral future on land and sea. www.gasum.com