In Sweden, HZI Biogas Operations AB, a subsidiary of Switzerland-headed cleantech major Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) has won a public tender to secure a 10-year biomethane offtake agreement at a volume of 1,650 tonnes per annum (approximately 21 GWh) with the local bus operating company Vy Buss AB for the 52 city buses in Jönköping. This is equivalent to saving around 6 000 tonnes of fossil fuel-related carbon dioxide (CO2).
According to a statement, the decision to choose 100 percent locally-produced biogas from local biowaste for local public transport reflects the contribution of the HZI biogas plant in Jönköping to realise the region’s circular economy.
One product of the Kompogas biogas production process is environmentally-friendly biofertiliser, which will be used, for example, by local farmers, and to improve the soil of Jönköping’s municipal parks.
Through this project, HZI is also contributing to the ongoing decarbonisation of the Swedish transport sector.