Gasum expands the biogas infrastructure in Sweden – enters into new partnership with Scania for new filling station
Gasum is building a new filling station offering liquefied and compressed gas in Södertälje. The new station is located near the Södertälje Syd road junction in direct connection to Scania’s production plant and will open in the first half of 2024. Partnership between Gasum and Scania enables the station to be built at this logistics hub and so marks a significant development in promoting a more sustainable transport system in the region.
Nordic energy company Gasum, which is also Sweden’s largest biogas producer, continues expanding the gas infrastructure in Sweden by opening a new gas filling station in Södertälje. The new station will open in the first half of 2024 and will provide both liquefied and compressed gas. It will be located right next to truck maker Scania near the Södertälje Syd road junction. Both heavy-duty transport and smaller vehicles will be able to refuel at the station. Partnership with Scania enables the filling station to be built in this strategic location where access to land can otherwise be a challenge.
”Partnership with Scania is perfect from all perspectives. They are at the forefront of gas-powered truck development and the fact that they provided land for this project demonstrates the strength of a shared focus on sustainable solutions and secure energy supply in this growing area," says Sharareh Edström, Head of Business Traffic Sweden at Gasum.
The new filling station in Södertälje provides improved access to state-of-the-art technology compared to the older existing stations in Järna and Älvsjö, which will be decommissioned. What is unique about this station is that Gasum plans two compressed gas dispensers and two liquefied gas dispensers from the very outset. This is more than the standard design and will allow faster refueling and considerably greater capacity compared to older stations.
Scania’s ambition is to drive the transition to a sustainable transport system and the company is working towards science based climate targets where renewable fuels play an important role.
"We are happy to be able to contribute to the expansion of the biogas infrastructure. The strategic location of the new station between the E20 and E4 means that it will play an important role in the transition to a sustainable transport system. Building the station also comes at a good time for Scania since there is rapidly increasing demand for flexible transport solutions that greatly reduce CO2-emissions. This will make our biogas-powered products even more popular,” says Jonas Strömberg, Sustainable Transport Solutions Manager at Scania.
According to The Swedish Gas Association, use of biogas can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90% compared to conventional diesel and by more than 100% if manure is used in the production.
”We are convinced that as a fuel, gas is part of energy diversity going forward. This is why Gasum is investing in expanding the gas refueling infrastructure at the same rapid pace as earlier. At the same time, Gasum is increasing its own biogas production in response to growing market needs,” says Sharareh Edström, Head of Business Traffic Sweden at Gasum.
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Sharareh Edström, Head of Business, Traffic Sweden, Gasum
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