Gasum opens a gas filling station in Kristianstad – soon with locally produced renewable fuel
Gasum opened its first gas filling station in Skåne on December 13. The filling station, located in Kristianstad, will serve heavy-duty vehicles by offering liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) as a low-emission fuel. Gasum is determinedly working to make low-emission fuel options available for more and more logistics companies in the Nordics. In addition to expanding the gas filling station network, Gasum focusing on biogas capacity increase. Gasum is building biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla pulp & paper mill. This is a good example of utilizing local feedstock in renewable fuel production.
Nordic energy company Gasum is opening a new filling station in Kristianstad. The new filling station is part of Gasum’s ambitious plan to build a network of 50 new gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) in the Nordics by early 2020s. Kristianstad’s gas filling station will be Gasum’s eighth station in Sweden.
“With the opening of Kristianstad’s gas filling station, we are strengthening the gas filling station infrastructure in southern Sweden. Expanding the gas filling station network along the main highways in Sweden enables more Swedish logistics companies to lower emissions and switch to LNG and LBG,” explains Mikael Antonsson, Director, Traffic, Gasum Sweden. “It’s also great to see that awareness of low-emission fuel alternatives are increasing, thus becoming more popular among logistics companies.”
The news about Kristianstad’s gas filling station has increased the interest in gas in the Skåne region. For example, Åhus-based Green L Equipment AB is aiming to get the company’s first gas truck as soon as possible.
“I have been following the development of gas trucks for about a year now. When I heard the news about a new biogas plant and a filling station in the area, I knew I wanted to add a gas truck in my fleet. I have sent an application to Klimatklivet and now I’m waiting to see how much they will support our gas truck investment. The fact that gas as fuel is environmentally friendly is important to Green L Equipment, as we aim to be carbon neutral in the future. This will also support our customers’ work to lower their emissions. For example, our customer HKScan is aiming to have 100 % fossil free transports before 2025.” adds Mårten Andersson, Managing Director of Green L Equipment AB.
With the use of LNG, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by approximately 20% compared to traditional fuels. With LBG, the reductions in emissions are as much as 85%.
Wastewater from Stora Enso’s pulp & paper mill will be turned into renewable energy in 2020.
In 2018, Gasum announced its plans to build a biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla pulp & paper mill. The plant, operated by Gasum, will turn the mill’s wastewater into renewable liquefied biogas (LBG). As a result, the resource efficacy of the mill increase simultaneously as its climate footprint will decrease. The produced biogas will be used in road traffic, marine and industry segments. The plant is expected to start operating during second half of 2020 and LBG made from the paper mill’s wastewater will also be available at Kristianstad’s filling station.
“The circular economy cooperation with Stora Enso’s pulp and paper mill in Nymölla is a great project and show how local side streams can be utilized efficiently in an industrial level production of renewable fuel. In addition, this will increase the capacity of Swedish biogas production,” says Erik Woode, Business development manager Industry & Public transport, Gasum.