Swedish transport firms increasingly looking at LBG trucks

Finland-based LNG supplier Gasum sees an increased interest in liquefied biogas as truck fuel in Sweden as the country looks to slash emissions in the transport sector.

Gasum said in a statement that six Swedish logistic companies recently tested LBG-powered trucks.

The firms are a part of Sweden’s biggest transportation company MaserFrakt that is looking to invest in LBG and hydrogen in order to cut emissions.

The transition to cleaner energy is accelerating in Sweden as the government is actively trying to reach national and EU emission goals.

In the transport sector, the EU regulation on CO2 emission performance standards states that average emissions of new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) must be 15% lower in 2025 than in 2019.

In addition, in 2030, emissions must be at least 30% lower. Sweden has set higher goals than the EU and aims to lower the CO2 emissions of new HDVs by 70% before 2030.

These ambitious goals have made logistics companies look to renewable, low-emission fuel solutions, such as LBG, Gasum said.

Moreover, the potential of LBG and LNG in slashing road transportation emissions has been noted by multiple logistic companies in the Nordics, the firm says.

For example, already more than 1,000 gas-fueled trucks have been approved for subsidies under the Klimatklivet and Drive LBG climate investment programs in Sweden.

These incentive programs are rapidly increasing the number of liquefied gas trucks on the road and boosting market conditions, the firm said.

Gasum added it aims to support these moves by the Nordic countries by expanding its gas filling station network in Sweden, Finland and Norway.

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