December 8, 2015

Marimekko to use biogas to print fabrics

The switch from natural gas to biogas will reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of Marimekko’s textile printing factory in Herttoniemi by more than 700 tonnes a year.
The switch from natural gas to biogas will reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of Marimekko’s textile printing factory in Herttoniemi by more than 700 tonnes a year.
Jyri Lintunen

In future, Marimekko’s textile printing factory in Finland will use Gasum biogas made from Finnish renewable raw materials. Approximately one million metres of fabric are printed at the factory every year for both domestic and export markets.

Marimekko is the first textile company in Finland to start using Gasum biogas. The switch from natural gas to biogas will reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of Marimekko’s textile printing factory in Herttoniemi by more than 700 tonnes a year, which corresponds to the annual emissions of around 300 cars. Previously, the Herttoniemi fabric printing factory used natural gas as its energy source.

Gasum biogas is made from biodegradable waste. It is sold for industrial use, to service providers, for heat and power production, for home and restaurant kitchen ranges and as a road fuel. Biogas is a Finnish fuel made from 100 per cent renewable raw materials, fed into the gas supply network from Espoo, Kouvola and Lahti and, next year, also from the new biogas plant in Riihimäki.

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