Finnish state-owned energy firm and LNG supplier, Gasum, has launched a new bio-LNG fueling station for trucks on the western coast of Norway.
According to a statement by Gasum, the company has joined forces with Posten, the Norwegian postal service, and ARIM, a waste management company, to open the new gas filling station in Alesund municipality.
Besides bio-LNG, the station also offer CNG.
Posten’s and ARIM’s investments in biogas trucks gave Gasum the necessary base load volume to invest in the filling station, it said.
The new station caters to logistics companies operating in the region as well as to long-haul traffic from Alesund 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 firm said.
The Alesund station is Gasum’s fourth bio-LNG or LBG filling station in Norway, with several new filling stations to be established in coming years, it said.
Gasum recently also started building a new bio-LNG station in the municipality of Keminmaa in northern Finland.
Biogas already now accounts for almost all the gas sold by Gasum as a transport fuel for all vehicle segments in Finland.
Gasum’s strategic goal is to bring 7 TWh of renewable gas yearly to market by 2027, the firm previously said.