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2020/03/23 4:42pm

A Feasibility Study on Alternative Transport Fuels Released in Kainuu

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The Regional Council of Kainuu ordered a feasibility study focusing on the development of alternative mobility in Kainuu. The purpose was to reach insights and make recommendations about optimal options promoting the utilisation of electrical and in general alternative mobility. The work took place between November 2019 and March 2020.

The feasibility study carried out is about optimal solutions for the uptake and supply of alternative fuels-mobility in Kainuu. It identified and made recommendations on how alternative fuels could be increased and carbon dioxide emissions could be decreased in Kainuu. The main focus is on biogas and electricity. It considered all types of vehicles, from farm tractors, to buses, to taxis, to private cars…. 

 KEY FINDING is that there very little decrease in carbon dioxide emissions in traffic in Kainuu from 2009 to 2020. It follows that emphasis should be on catching up this performance to save emissions in traffic from 2020 to 2030. 


2.1.-BIOGAS: - A biogas station is found in Kajaani. - Invest in farm biogas projects, seek also larger critical mass through cooperation (University of Vaasa). - Plan of a profitable biogas plant in Majasaari (Ekokymppi) is updated, and the task realised by 2025.

2.2. INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK Raise awareness and integrate at municipal and regional levels (planning, implementing, monitoring, decision making, …) the Clean Vehicle Directive as of 2021 onwards (Ref: Directive (EU) 2019/1161 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 amending Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles).

2.3. ELECTRICAL MOBILITY Tourist entrepreneurs must be supported to install charging points by local projects. 

2.4. ANTICIPATORY & EMERGING FIELDS Consider synthetic fuels as an inevitability as well as opportunity for Kainuu. Project producing synthetic fuel wherever carbon dioxide is spewed out with smoke gas. 

You'll find the Feasibility Study document attached below, both as the comprehensive version and a summary.

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e-MOPOLI project, funded by the Interreg Europe -programme, aims at promoting alternative fuel and e-mobility represent as ways to reduce the carbon footprint of economic activities in urban and extra-urban areas. Project duration is from 1st June 2018 to 30th November 2022.

At the moment, the project is going on reporting period 4 and in middle of regional activities. The Regional Council of Kainuu has ordered a feasibility study on alternative fuels. The study was carried out by the University of Oulu, MITY unit in Kainuu, Mr Tuomas Niskanen. 

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