Gasum inaugurated new biogas filling station in Ålesund, Norway
Gasum has inaugurated a new biogas filling station today, June 9, in Ålesund municipality, on the western coast of Norway. Gasum has collaborated with Posten, the Norwegian postal service, and ÅRIM, a waste management company, to open the new gas filling station. The station is Gasum’s fourth LBG filling station in Norway, and part of the ever-expanding filling station network.
The new station caters to logistics companies operating in the region as well as to long-haul traffic from Ålesund through Trondheim or Oslo all the way to Sweden. It is situated in the Digerneset Næringspark logistics hub and is a crucial component in Gasum’s expanding Nordic gas filling station network, which is already supporting the growth of biogas in the heavy-duty segment. The Ålesund station is Gasum’s fourth LBG filling station in Norway, with several new filling stations to be established in coming years.
Gasum has collaborated with the Norwegian postal service Posten and the waste management company ÅRIM to open the new gas filling station. Posten’s and ÅRIM’s investments in biogas trucks gave Gasum the necessary base load volume to invest in the filling station. Using biogas will allow Posten and ÅRIM to reduce their emissions from heavy-duty transport. The station is open to all logistics actors and to the public.
“Reducing CO2 emissions and minimizing local pollutions is an important part of Posten’s sustainability targets. We have set ourselves ambitious targets and biogas is one of the renewable sources used by our fleet. Gasum opening in Ålesund is most welcomed,” says Margrethe Aamodt, SVP People and sustainability Nordic, Posten Norge AS
“The core of ÅRIM’s business is caring for the environment. Choosing biogas for our transports is as natural as it can be. Biogas supports local production of biogas and enables us to be part of the circular economy,” says Øystein Solevåg, CEO of ÅRIM and Bingsa Gjenvinning.”
“We are very excited to expand our network of filling stations to the west coast of Norway. Digerneset Næringspark is an important logistics hub, and the station will supply the area’s logistics actors with biogas so that they can reduce their emissions from road transport both within Ålesund and for longer distance transport to the Oslo area. I am happy to see considerable interest in biogas in Norway indicated by major logistics players. By expanding the Nordic gas filling station network, we can also provide new opportunities for local companies to substantially lower their emissions,” says Jogeir Munkeby, Sales Manager, Traffic Norway at Gasum.
Use of biogas significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions
Gasum notes a growing interest in gas among Norwegian transport companies as they see biogas as a cost-effective way to reduce emissions and improve their image. The newly opened gas filling station in Ålesund, which offers both compressed and liquefied biogas, is responding to the increasing demand for gas fuel options.
Norway aims to reduce its emissions by at least 55% by 2030, and a shift to biogas by even a fifth of the heavy transport market could result in a 70% reduction in total carbon emissions. The use of biogas also reduces greenhouse gas emissions during the fuel life cycle by over 90% compared to fossil fuel use. Additionally, using biogas can improve local air quality due to a substantial reduction in emissions of nitrogen oxides compared to conventional fuels.
The gas filling station is located at Digernes Næringsområde, 6260 Skodje. Norway
Jogeir Munkeby, Sales Manager, Traffic Norway, Gasum
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