Gasum opens innovative green energy station in Oslo in partnership with EV charging company Mer

The Nordic energy company Gasum is to open a pioneering green energy station in Oslo. This marks an important expansion of the biogas infrastructure on this side of the city. Partnership with Mer, an EV charging infrastructure and services provider, has resulted in the provision of eight charging points in addition to compressed biogas (CBG) at the same location.

The Nordic energy company Gasum is proud to acknowledge the opening of a completely new, innovative green energy station on Oluf Onsums Vei in Oslo. The station, which sells compressed biogas (CBG), is the result of important cooperation with EV charging company Mer, which has set up eight charging points for passenger cars at the station.

"Mer was an early mover in building a nationwide charging network in Norway, and naturally, we are very pleased to provide charging stations at Ryen's fully green energy station. It is an exciting and appropriate collaboration concept that aligns perfectly with our strategy and vision of making eco-friendly travel easy for everyone," says Malene Brøvig, Head of Public Charging at Mer.

Expansion of biogas provision in Oslo

Whereas there is already a good infrastructure for filling up with compressed biogas around Oslo, no biogas has been available along the E6 south of Oslo until now. The opening of this station means that everyone wishing to use biogas as a fuel for local distribution and drive through toll points free of charge can now do so.

“The station has become a reality thanks to the municipality of Oslo and its climate agency, which launched a competition to decide who would be allowed to establish a green energy station featuring several green technologies. Gasum won the tender and invited Mer to join them in providing charging points at the station. Sharing an area with several forms of energy is the new standard for infrastructure construction in Norway. This will help us to do more with less space and co-location also delivers synergy benefits,” says Jogeir Munkeby, Sales Manager at Gasum.

New customers and a financial contribution from Enova

Customers who want to refuel at the station include PostNord, which applied to Enova for a financial contribution for delivery trucks. This was the trigger for Gasum to get Enova to support the filling station. Besides delivery trucks, construction industry trucks and maxi-taxis will also use the filling station.

“Gasum had long worked to establish a filling station in Ryen and so is pleased that we are now up and running. The station supplies compressed biogas and will contribute to reducing our customers’ greenhouse gas emissions locally in Oslo. At the same time, the station is centrally located regarding the main road network and will be able to supply our national customers on the way to, from or through Oslo,” Jogeir concludes.

Benefits to society with biogas

The filling station is part of Gasum’s continuously expanding filling station network. The new station in Oslo comes hot on the heels of Gasum’s recently opened filling station in Ålesund. The station is an indication of the company’s commitment to expand and strengthen the green infrastructure in Norway. There are plans to open several new stations towards the end of this year and during the next few years.

Gasum has identified a growing interest in biogas among Norwegian logistics companies and increasing the number of biogas filling stations will make us well placed to respond to this growing demand.

Norway aims to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030. Use of biogas also results in a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the lifecycle of the fuel, by more than 90% compared to fossil fuels. Besides this, use of biogas can improve local air quality through significantly lower emissions of nitrogen oxides compared with conventional fuels.

More information:

Jogeir Munkeby, Sales Manager, Traffic Norway, Gasum
Tel. +47 90148074,

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energy market expert. Gasum offers cleaner energy and energy market expert services for industry and for combined heat and power production as well as cleaner fuel solutions for road and maritime transport. The company helps its customers to reduce their own carbon footprint as well as that of their customers. Together with its partners, Gasum promotes development towards a carbon-neutral future on land and at sea.