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The energy company Gasum continues to expand the gas filling station network and is investing with partners to enable the use of environmentally friendlier fuel across Sweden. Our latest addition and the twentieth station opening in Vårgårda is part of the cooperation between Sandahls Logistik, Volvo Trucks and Gasum.
The Vårgårda station means Gasum has 22 liquefied gas across Sweden and a total of 50 across the Nordics, where some stations are operated by Gasum’s partners. As the infrastructure expands, there will be more and more gas-powered vehicles on Swedish roads. Today, there are an estimated 600 heavy-duty vehicles that run on liquefied gas. Biogas is a circular fuel that drastically reduces carbon dioxide emissions - by as much as 90 percent compared to fossil fuel alternatives.
“We are pleased that the Swedish government continues to support the building of biogas plants and filling stations. The clear signal and priority given to gas in the transition to a fossil-free society is in line with Gasum’s goal of a cleaner tomorrow. Gasum is actively building new biogas plants and by expanding the Swedish gas infrastructure will make it possible for more and more actors the length and breadth of the country to switch to environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative fuels”, says Sharareh Edström, Director, Traffic Sweden at Gasum.
The new station in Vårgårda is testimony to the extended cooperation between Gasum and freight and logistics company Sandahls Logistik, with sister companies systerbolagen Sandahls Vårgårda och Sandahls Fulload. Sandahls Logistik aims to phase out fossil-fueled transports in its operations during 2025 and has chosen to invest in biogas-powered vehicles road transports.
To be able to make the transition, the conditions must exist for a comprehensive network of filling stations. The station in Vårgårda will enable the company to step up the pace of switching to gas vehicles in their fleet and so respond to increasing customer demand.
“The Vårgårda station is the result of cooperation between purposeful parties who actively invest and thus advance their positions regarding emissions reductions in road transport. Gas is a cost effective way to reduce emissions and a solution which is already available today. There is huge interest in using this new filling station and several companies have signaled that this venture gives them completely new possibilities to switch over to lower emissions transports,” Edström states.
Sweden’s national goal is to reduce emissions by at least 70 percent by 2030.
”To reach climate goals, we need to lower emissions in heavy-duty transports, especially in long distance transport since around 70 percent of heavy-duty vehicle emissions originate in this sector. Biogas is the best solution of today’s technologies and is already available. We’re pleased with the investment contribution from the environment initiative Kilmatklivet, which makes it possible for us to build the infrastructure that will contribute to dramatically reducing emissions in long-distance transports in Sweden,” Edström concludes.
Use of renewable biogas in transports can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90 percent compared to fossil fuels during the lifecycle of the fuel.
For more information, please contact:
Sharareh Edström, Director, Traffic Sweden, Gasum
Tel. +46 73 50 50 620, email@example.com