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Gasum opens new LNG and LBG filling station in Sweden

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Gasum has announced that it has successfully opened its third station in Sweden, offering LNG and liquefied biogas (LBG) for heavy-duty vehicles in Örebro.

Gasum claims that, in 2019, its aim is to increase its filling station network for heavy duty vehicles to 20 stations, with 12 of the stations located in Sweden, enabling the further development of the Nordic gas infrastructure, while accelerating the transition to cleaner energy.

Mikael Antonsson, Director, Traffic, Gasum Sweden, said: “Customer demand for cleaner fuels for HDVs (heavy-duty vehicles) is increasing rapidly, which is why we at Gasum, together with our partners, are focusing on developing the gas infrastructure and filling station network across the Nordics. For logistics companies, LNG and LBG are a necessity in the transition to a carbon neutral future. At the same time, they enable significant savings in fuel costs.”

Gasum also has a biogas plant in Örebro, which produces renewable energy and manufactures ecological biofertilizer from biodegradable feedstocks, mainly originating from the local agricultural sector. The company is planning to invest in developing the existing biogas plant in Örebro into liquefaction of the biogas to increase production capacity.

Markus Olsson, Commercial Manager, Circular Economy, Gasum AB, said: “The expansion the Örebro biogas plant is a significant step for Gasum to fulfill the expected increase local production of LBG to serve the demand in the HDV sector. Locally produced LBG with high climate efficiency will soon be made available.”

In the statement, Gasum claims it is aiming to expand the Nordic liquefied gas filling station network to a total of 50 stations by the early 2020s. In addition to the seven heavy-duty vehicle gas filling stations in Finland, Gasum already has stations open for heavy-duty vehicles in Sweden, in Västerås, Norrköping and now Örebro. Gasum is targeting a market entry in Norway and the development of its filling station network based on market demand. Altogether, the company currently has approximately 40 gas filling stations catering to different vehicle sectors throughout Sweden and Finland.

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