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9.9.2013

Turku Energia switches from heavy fuel oil to a GASEK wood gasification solution

The textile and workwear services of Turun Tekstiilihuolto will be produced at lower emission levels in the future. Turku Energia and energy technology company GASEK Oy implement a new wood gasification facility to generate steam needed in the operations of a Turku laundry. The transition from oil to wood chips will re-duce annual CO2 emissions by about 1,000 metric tons and cut fuel costs by up to hundreds of thousands of euros.

More information: Press Release GASEK-Turku Energia 9.9.2013 (ID 8718)


4.3.2013

We have moved

We have moved to more spacious office in Oulu area.

Our new address is:
Lentokatu 2
90460 Oulu


6.2.2013

GASEK Oy, CCM-Power Oy and Asmacon Oy to combine their business

Steam, heat and electricity generated from fresh wood – competitive products for gasifying wood chips. The merger will also create a basis for the export of Finnish technology know-how in clean energy.

GASEK Oy and CCM-Power Oy, specializing in renewable energy, and Asmacon Oy, specializing in power plant automation are combining their business activities. This will create a new company with excellent possibilities for growth in the industry. The growth will be accelerated by the need of European companies to find new energy solutions that are based on renewable energy and simultaneously offer notable savings in costs.

The new company will combine wood gasifier and drying technologies as well as power plant and automation know-how. By merging their expertise, the company will be able to offer products that help make efficient use of the renewable energy reserves available in Finland and in Northern Europe. The possibilities for exporting energy products are significant. At the start, the company will concentrate on steam and heat facilities, where the use of wood chips can replace oil in the industry’s existing oil-fired boilers. The Retrofit product will then offer a very fast return on investments. Key products for CHP facilities are also on the company’s agenda.

CEO of GASEK Kauko Väinämö emphasises the growth potential of the new company. “Our growth strategy has moved on to a new phase. We’ve worked with CCM-Power Oy before and we know each other well. We’re ready to face the challenges of the markets and will continue working in a very customer-driven way. Our growth is based on quality products and technologies that offer the customer added value, and on bringing them to market at a fast pace,” he emphasizes. Väinämö is also the CEO of the new company.

CEO of CCM- Power Oy Pekka Ahvensalmi notes that gasifier suppliers have always been a natural customer base for the company’s chip driers. ”Now we can develop products that will help us turn fresh wood into electricity, steam and warmth together. In addition to dryer patents, we also have patented innovations in gasifying that we can make use of in new customer groups,” he explains.

“Finland is the natural place for developing technologies and products for the bioenergy markets. All global technology markets for renewable energy are massive and growing. Refining renewable forest energy demands reliable and efficient technologies in order for it to be a cost-efficient alternative to traditional energy production methods. We believe that we’ll be able to be an important partner for our customers in solving energy production challenges and in developing the profitability of their business,” says Vesa Sadeharju, chairperson for the new company and partner to VNT.

At the same junction, VNT Management Oy: a Power Fund and Aloitusrahasto Vera are making investments in the company to support business growth.

Additional information:

Kauko Väinämö, CEO, 040 1575159, kauko.vainamo@gasek.fi
Pekka Ahvensalmi, CEO, 040 7598792, pekka.ahvensalmi@ccm-power.fi
Vesa Sadeharju, chairperson of the board, 040 5073370, vesa.sadeharju@vntm.com

GASEK Oy was founded in 2008 and CCM -Power Oy in 2007. Both companies have developed technologies in renewable energy based on the use of wood chips. The merging IPR brief includes three confirmed patents and over ten new applications. The facilities of the merging company are located in Oulu (management and sales) and in Reisjärvi (research, development and production). For additional information, visit www.gasek.fi and www.ccm-power.fi
Asmacon Oy is a company in the automation industry located in Oulu, which designs, develops and implements projects relating to automation and process technologies. For additional information, visit www.asmacon.fi


20.12.2012

Season’s Greetings!

Instead of sending Christmas cards this year we donated the sum to UNICEF to help the children of the world who are in need.
We would like to wish to you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013!


4.10.2012

Press release Oct. 4th 2012

GASEK’s innovation replaces fossil fuels with wood gas

This October, the Finnish company GASEK Oy will launch a product that will replace the use of oil and natural gas as fuel in industrial steam and heat boilers. The innovation that can turn wood chips into gas will result in enormous savings.

The GASEK HEAT GPU 500 plant, to be launched in October at the Energia 12 trade fair, offers two significant competitive advantages: it is environmentally friendly and cost-efficient. Using wood gasification technology will also result in considerable savings, as the ever-increasing fossil fuels can be replaced with affordable and renewable wood chips.

The megawatt hour price of wood chips is currently about four times cheaper than light fuel oil. For example, a megawatt plant could save well over 400 000 Euros a year if oil is replaced with wood gasification.

Adven installs the plant to its customer

The GASEK HEAT GPU 500 unit can be attached directly to the existing oil boiler: the burner of the boiler is changed and the complete wood chip and gasification units are brought to the location. Adven, a company dealing with energy solutions, is currently finishing the installation of the first plant based on the GASEK HEAT solution in Tornio.

– Adven wants to offer their customers custom-made and environmentally conscious energy solutions. Based on the experiences so far, GASEK’s gasification technology looks extremely promising and it has aroused a lot of interest in our customer base,” said Olli Holopainen, the Investment Director at Adven Oy .

Emissions-free solution for renewing the energy production

GASEK is an expert in wood gasification and a pioneer in gasification technology. The company that has offices in Reisjärvi and Oulu, has used the gasification innovation developed over 30 years to develop and commercialization of CHP and thermal power plants. In addition to existing patents, GASEK’s technology has ten international patents pending.
– The upcoming sulphur directive will require clean energy production starting from the beginning of 2016. Based on the requirements received from our customers, we designed and manufactured a market alternative to fossil fuels, based on a renewable technology. Customer feedback has been positive and we believe this solution to be suitable for a very large part of our customer base to renew their energy production, said Kauko Väinämö, CEO at GASEK Oy.
GASEK will present their new HEAT product at the Energia 12 trade fair at Tampere on 23.–25.10. at section B131. This trade fair is meant for the professionals of international energy production and technology.

Additional information:
GASEK Oy, WWW.GASEK.FI
Tomi Väänänen, VP Sales and Marketing.
Ph. 044 788 8899, E-mail. tomi.vaananen@gasek.fi


27.8.2012

New patents for GASEK

GASEK has received two new patents for “Method for Gasifying Solid Fuel and Concurrent Gasifier”. These patents were granted from USA and South-Korea.