Gasum to increase biogas production in southern Sweden

Gasum has secured funds to build two new biogas production plants in southern Sweden as the LNG supplier continues to expand its presence in the country.

Klimatklivet, a Swedish initiative funding local projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions, granted the funds to Gasum.

The Finland-based firm aims to build the two biogas plants in Sweden’s southernmost county Skåne which currently produces about 416 GWh of biogas per year.

The plants in Sjöbo and Tomelilla would have the capacity to produce 120 GWh of biogas a year, boosting the total production in Skåne by around 50% percent, according to Gasum.

In addition, Gasum said it would build and run the two plants with the cooperative farmers company Biogas Sydöstra Skåne, who would provide the local feedstock to produce the biogas.

The feedstock would mainly consist of locally obtained manure and other agricultural raw material.

When used as a fuel, biogas can substantially reduce emissions from vehicles compared to conventional fossil fuels on the market today, Gasum says.

Increasing biogas production in Sweden to an industrial scale will enable supply to keep up with the demand from companies looking for a fuel solution that “dramatically” reduces their carbon footprint, the firm said.

To remind, Gasum said last month it had opened an LNG and LBG filling station for heavy-duty vehicles in the southern Swedish town of Malmö.

The station is the first to offer liquefied gas in the Malmö region, but it also marks Gasum’s 16th filling station in Sweden.

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