On Thursday 19th of November 2015 the energy seminar Gas Value Chain - An Introduction will be held from 12:00 to 16:10 at the Levón auditorium, located in Tervahovi, University of Vaasa, Wolffintie 34.

The use of natural gas and biogas as fuels is increasing rapidly. In the Vaasa region there are both international companies working with a wide variety of gas and gas engine solutions for the global market as well as local biogas producers. The universities in Vaasa collaborate with companies in the region to provide education and research. The seminar Gas Value Chain - an Introduction is a part of this collaboration.


The seminar will be opened by Dr. Margareta Wihersaari, Professor of Energy Technology at the Åbo Akademi University. (12:00 – 12:10)

Local experts will describe the current state and the future of the gas sector:

Liquefied Natural Gas, Mathias Jansson, General Manager (Innovation & Product Support), Wärtsilä (12:10 – 12:40)

Regulatory Aspects, Kim Talus, Professor of Energy Law, University of Helsinki (12:40 – 13:10)

Combustion in Gas Engines, Seppo Niemi, Professor of Energy Technology, University of  Vaasa (13:10 – 13:40)

Biogas Production, Johan Saarela, Development Engineer, Ab Stormossen Oy (13:40 – 14:10)
Coffee break (14:10 – 14:30)
From Sewage Sludge to Biogas, Lena Karlsson, Planning Assistant, Vaasan Vesi (14:30 – 15:00)
Purification of Biogas, Leif Åkers, Managing Director, Ab Stormossen Oy (presented in Swedish, Power Point presentation in English) (15:00 – 15:30)
Pressurization and Distribution of Biogas, Kurt Stenvall, Managing Director, Jeppo Biogas Ab
(presented in Swedish, Power Point presentation in English) (15:30 – 16:00)

The seminar will be closed by Dr. Erkki Hiltunen, Reserach Manager at the Vaasa Energy Institute. (16:00 – 16:10)


Welcome to the seminar that is free of charge, please register to monika.frojdo@novia.fi no later than Monday 16th of November 2015.