Gasum has received grants from the Swedish Climate Leap initiative (Klimatklivet) for a planned new biogas plant and four natural gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles. Gasum is aiming to reduce CO2-emissions in the road transport sector with bio-LNG and LNG. The new projects support the development of the Nordic gas ecosystem.
The new planned biogas plant supported by Klimatklivet will be located in Götene, Sweden. The approved grant for Gasum’s plant is valued at EUR 15 million. Manure will be the main feedstock and the biogas produced at the plant will be used for biomethane production. In addition, the plant will produce biofertilizers, which for the most partwill be organically certified.
“The idea for the biogas plant was first initiated by the local farmers’ association Götene Biogas Ekonomisk Förening. It’s important for us to further develop our presence in the agricultural sector, so we are looking forward to the cooperation. The biogas plant project will strengthen our production capacity, create local jobs and contribute significantly to our work to reach climate targets. We acknowledge the great importance of the Klimatklivet grant and thank the Swedish Environmental Agency for their foresight and professionalism,” said Erik Woode, Senior Manager of Business Development, Gasum Sweden.
Moreover, four new NGV stations are being built with the Klimatklivet grant, which will be located in Malmö, Halmstad and in eastern and western Gothenburg. The stations are planned to begin operating in 2020. The grant of EUR 3 million was approved for the four stations by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency under Klimatklivet, which supports climate investments to cut CO2-emissions in the country. The filling stations chosen for the grant are located in high-traffic areas, and will be part of the refueling network which offers bio-LNG and LNG for heavy-duty vehicles.
“Klimatklivet is essential in supporting our journey towards a carbon-neutral society. Without the grant, we wouldn’t be able to build these new stations in Sweden. People are becoming more aware of the benefits of gas in Sweden and now is the time to invest in clean energy solutions,” added Mikael Antonsson, Director, Traffic, Gasum Sweden.