Gasum has launched its first LNG and biogas filling station for heavy-duty vehicles in Sweden. The number of filling stations in the country is now set to greatly increase throughout the rest of the year.
Alternatives to diesel are increasing in popularity on the fuel market as carbon dioxide emissions need to be reduced in Sweden and Europe. Several fuel companies, including Gasum, are now investing in LNG and biogas as a solution, and are thus planning to build many stations in the near future.
Gasum recently opened its first station in Sweden. An important step towards its goal of establishing 50 stations in the Nordic countries. The new network of stations is a necessity in the transition to cleaner fuels for heavy-duty vehicles. The company has already established four filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in Finland.
“The climate issue is best solved together. It is good that other fuel companies join forces in order to switch from diesel to liquefied gas for heavy-duty vehicles. Simultaneously, the climate issue is stretching across borders, Gasum is therefore now building a network of stations that will cover all the Nordic countries,” says Mikael Antonsson, Director Traffic Sweden, Gasum.
The filling station with LNG and biogas that was opened in Västerås is the first of its kind in Västmanland County, Sweden. The station has been identified as an environmentally sustainable investments and therefore been partially financed through the government’s Klimatklivet (climate investment program).
“The investment in a station here in Västerås will contribute to an increased energy supply and thereby benefit the local economy. At the same time, it contributes to sustainable transportations in the county,” says Minoo Akhtarzand, County Governor of Västmanland.
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