Gasum receives investment grant by Klimatklivet for filling stations for heavy duty vehicles

The Nordic infrastructure and the market for natural gas and biogas play an important role in creating a sustainable ecosystem for energy. Gasum has received an investment grant under the Climate Leap (‘Klimatklivet’) program from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency for filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles. The eight gas stations to be built with the investment grant will be located in Stockholm, Borlänge, Östersund, Kalmar and Kungsbacka. Gasum will invest in the construction of around 50 gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in Finland, Sweden and Norway by the beginning of the 2020s.

Liquefied biogas will play an important role in the transition to a fossil-free society. Earlier this year, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency decided, under its Climate Leap program, to approve Gasum AB’s application for investment support for 16 gas stations in Sweden. The counties that Gasum AB was granted support for are Västerbotten, Norrbotten, Värmland, Västernorrland, Gävleborg, Örebro, Västmanland, Uppsala, Västra Götaland, Östergötland, Jönköping, Kronoberg and Skåne. New stations will be positioned at strategically relevant locations, expanding the operating range of LNG-powered vehicles even further in the Nordic countries.

“Under the Climate Leap program, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency expresses continued confidence in us through investment support for eight new liquefied gas stations, demonstrating that we are on the right track,” says Markus Olsson, Managing Director, Gasum AB. Establishing the infrastructure that enables Nordic development towards cleaner transport is a major step forward. Demand for cleaner transport solutions is increasing rapidly as is demand for developing solutions to combat climate change that are also cost-effective. Through the new facilities, we are further expanding accessibility.

“Gasum produces biogas at five plants in Sweden and seven plants in Finland. We can see an increase in the demand for liquefied biogas in heavy-duty transport,” Olsson continues, “so we need to expand that production significantly and increase availability. The future expansion will also include industrial applications.”

Using liquefied biogas (LBG) can help cut emissions by up to 85%

By using liquefied biogas (LBG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the heavy vehicle segment, it is possible to significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx), particulate matter and noise emissions. When using LBG, CO2 emissions can be cut by up to 85% compared to fossil fuels. Together with new gas-powered truck models, the network of refueling stations located in strategically important places provides good conditions for sustainable and cost-effective transport.

 

For more information please contact:

Markus Olsson, Managing Director, Gasum AB
Telefon: +46 76 146 98 79, markus.olsson@gasum.com

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