Gasum has opened a LNG and bio-LNG station in Tuve, Gothenburg, located at a major heavy transport hub near the Volvo truck plant and close to the Port of Gothenburg, the largest port in the Nordics. Developed in cooperation with truck manufacturer Volvo, the new facility further enables the transition to cleaner energy sources in the road transport sector.
“Land logistics has an important role when reducing emissions. Natural gas is recognized as a low-emission and cost-effective fuel solution in the transport sector, and our aim is to quickly make it available to the Nordic market. We are investing in the filling station network as well as in the entire gas value chain and biogas production. These all are needed in order to secure a reliable supply and availability of gas to meet market demand,” said Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum.
Natural gas is gaining momentum in the transport sector globally. LNG-powered ships are becoming first choice in the maritime sector and several countries incentivize the conversion from diesel to natural gas in the road transport sector. This is why the demand for a comprehensive refueling network is growing steadily. Today, there are already more than 170 LNG trucks in use in Sweden and the number is rapidly increasing along with the natural gas stations and different incentives for low emission solutions.
“Today, LNG trucks are the most commercially viable alternative to ordinary diesel for heavy long-haul operations in Europe. With the growing gas network in the Nordic region, it’s now possible for many of our customers to switch to more sustainable logistics solutions with our LNG trucks,” commented Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO AB Volvo.
“We are pleased to work in partnership with an industry leader such as Volvo Trucks while developing the new Tuve station. The new station is located close to the largest port in the Nordics and a lot of import and export traffic transits through the Port of Gothenburg every day. Now we are able to offer logistics companies operating in the port an easy way to lower their emissions,” added Mikael Antonsson, Director, Traffic, Gasum Sweden.