Vaasa Gas Exchange

23 March 2017
, Senaatinkatu 1, Vaasa, Finland

Invitation to Vaasa Gas Exchange

23 March 2017, Thursday 9:00-17:00, Vaasa City Hall, Senaatinkatu 1

Welcome to meet actors from todays hottest industry

The Vaasa Gas Exchange (VGE) is an international networking event for energy experts, focusing on natural gas and biogas in all formats for power generation, transportation and shipping. The event will be held for the second time in 2017 and consists of an exhibition, an in-depth seminar and exhibitor briefings. VGE is part of the Vaasa EnergyWeek event which will be held for the sixth time this year. EnergyWeek website is

Find out what possibilities booming gas market offers

VGE is held in the rapidly growing regional gas cluster. The cluster has several active companies and actors working together with innovative projects such as a new energy laboratory and gas fueling stations. At VGE, enterprises will have the opportunity to meet other actors, driving forces and potential partners from Finland and abroad. During the event visitors can find out what possibilities, challenges and alternatives the booming gas market offers currently and in the near future. VGE is organised by the Vaasa Energy Institute in partnership with Gasum, Merinova, Stormossen, University of Vaasa, VASEK, Wärtsilä and the Åbo Akademi University.

Register in advance at Participation is free of charge.

09:00-17:00 Exhibitor area is open
10:00-15:10 Gas Exchange Seminar
12:00-15:30 Exhibitor Briefings, check schedule from VGE pages
Theme: The Role of Gas in Sustainable Energy Development, Chairman Lasse Pohjala, VASEK
FIRST SESSION - 10:00-12:00
10:00-10:05 Opening words from chairman
10:05-10:35 Henna Virkkunen, European Parliament
Energy Policy in the European Parliament
10:35-11:00 Riku Huttunen, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
The Role of Gas in the National Energy and Climate Strategy
11:00-11:25 Jukka Metsälä, Gasum
Nordic Biogas Market Developing – Biogas as a Part of the Nordic Gas Ecosystem
11:25-11:55 Kenneth Engblom, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions & Mika Kolehmainen, Manga LNG
Building a Successful Mid-Scale LNG Terminal in Arctic Conditions
11:55-12:00 Summary from chairman
SECOND SESSION - 13:00-15:10
13:00-13:05 Opening words from chairman
13:05-13:30 Susanna Pflüger, European Biogas Association
Status Quo and Future Prospects for Biogas as a Transport Fuel in Europe
13:30-13:55 Leif Åkers, Ab Stormossen Oy
Biomethane Production – Overview of Available Technologies
13:55-14:20 Matti Vikkula, Scandinavian Biogas Fuels
Future Industrial Biogas Production in the Nordics
14:20-14:45 Margareta Wihersaari, Åbo Akademi University
Energy Systems in Transition Opens Up for Gas R&D
14:45-15:10 Johan Améen, Scania Sverige AB
Sustainable Transport and Methane Powered Vehicles

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