Founded in 1914, the Meira plant is one of the few factories in downtown Helsinki and has long operated on environmentally friendly natural gas, the use of which does not cause any particulate or sulfur dioxide emissions. The company switched to carbon dioxide-free biogas in ketchup production, which further reduces the plant’s environmental impact.

Due to its environmental friendliness, biogas is an excellent choice for companies operating in the downtown area. Biogas is carbon dioxide-free, which means that there are no CO2 emissions from production. In addition, biogas is completely domestic. In industrial and process use, biogas, like natural gas, is an efficient, hassle-free and safe form of energy.

“We also want to promote sustainable urban development in Meira’s operations. Biogas is thus a natural choice for us, and the transition to use it is an important step towards more sustainable production”, concludes Patrik Lindholm, Meira’s Production Director.

Biogas is sold and supplied by Suomen Kaasuenergia. “The importance of ecology has been further emphasized in consumer purchasing behavior and biogas is an excellent response to this trend. Many companies in the food industry have switched to biogas, as they can add value to their products through an environmentally friendly manufacturing process. In a plant like Meira, located in the downtown area, biogas is likely to increase the environmental friendliness of production”, says Pekka Karinen, Sales Manager at Suomen Kaasuenergia.

In Finland, biogas is produced by Gasum with 12 own biogas plants and 3 partner plants. Max Miilakangas, Sales Manager at Gasum, also wants to emphasize the environmental friendliness of biogas: “Gasum biogas is a carbon-neutral fuel made entirely from renewable raw materials, the raw materials of which are generated from the by-products of industry and society. We live in a time when ecological choices are even more important. The use of biogas has increased significantly in recent years, which we are very pleased about. ”

Additional information:
Patrik Lindholm, Production Director, Meira Oy,
puh. 040 704 3941, [email protected]
Heidi Päiväniemi, Marketing Manager, Meira Oy,
puh. 040 743 7850, [email protected]
Pekka Karinen, Sales Manager, Suomen Kaasuenergia Oy,
puh. 040 739 1388, [email protected]
Max Miilakangas, Sales Manager, Gasum Oy,
puh. 040 068 6814, [email protected]

Meira Oy manufactures and markets coffee, baking and seasoning products and nuts for consumers and professionals. Meira’s best-known coffee brands in the Finnish market are Kulta Katriina, Saludo, Cafe HIENO and Reilu Kahvi. The company is part of the Italian Massimo Zanetti Beverage group, one of the largest coffee companies in Europe. Meira Oy’s net sales in 2017 were EUR 86.9 million. It employs 176 people. Meira’s products are always a reliable choice: good-tasting, made from high-quality raw materials, as naturally as possible, with Finnish traditions.

Suomen Kaasuenergia is a Finnish energy company that sells and delivers clean and efficient natural gas and biogas to industry, property developers, housing companies, restaurants and consumers. The company believes in the competitiveness of natural gas and biogas as clean fuels that are unbeatable for a variety of applications. The retail and distribution business operations of Suomen Kaasuenergia are divided into three companies. Suomen Kaasuenergia is responsible for gas sales, Auris Kaasunjakelu for gas distribution and Auris Energiaratkaisut for industrial and property heating solutions. The companies operate in 13 cities in Southern Finland and are the biggest retailers and distributors of gas in Finland. In 2017, the companies’ total combined turnover was around €35 million.

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas expert that, together with its partners, is building a bridge to a carbon-neutral society on land and at sea.
The company imports natural gas to Finland and promotes the circular economy by treating waste and producing biogas and recycled nutrients in Finland and Sweden. The company provides energy for electricity and heat production, manufacturing as well as for land and sea transport. Gasum is the leading biogas provider in the Nordic countries. The company has a network of gas filling stations that also serve heavy equipment. The subsidiary Skangas is a leading player in the Nordic market for liquefied natural gas (LNG). The company will continue to strengthen the position and infrastructure of LNG and continues supplying LNG for the needs of shipping, industry and heavy traffic in Finland, Sweden and Norway.