Gasum opens filling station in Trondheim
The Nordic gas filling station network is expanding northwest as Finland-headed gas and energy company Gasum Oy opens another gas filling station in Norway. Located in Heggstadmoen, Trondheim municipality, the station has an ideal location in the middle of a logistic hub for heavy-duty traffic, that integrates Gasum’s gas filling station network in the Oslo region together with northern parts of Sweden such as Östersund and Umeå.
The new station offers both liquified gas (LNG) and compressed gas (CNG), responding to the growing demand for low emission fuel solutions in Norway. The new station is now open and ready to serve both logistic companies operating in the region and long-haul traffic from Oslo through Trondheim all the way to Sweden.
The station is located in Heggstadmoen logistic hub and is an integral part of Gasum’s expanding Nordic gas filling station network. In its current state, the network of stations already enables the market growth of gas in the heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) segment.
The new gas filling station is part of a cooperation between Gasum and the Norwegian cooperative retail chain Coop. It will be used to supply Coop with biomethane (aka renewable natural gas – RNG) for its transport partners and help reduce emissions from heavy transports. The station is public and open to all logistic operators.
We are very excited to see our joint efforts with Coop be realized, and the station open and supplying the area’s logistic actors with biogas and natural gas. I am extremely happy to see considerable interest in gas in Norway indicated by major logistic players. By expanding the Nordic gas filling station network, we can also provide new opportunities for local companies to substantially lower their emissions. This is Gasum’s northernmost gas station in Norway and, as such, will open new routes for companies driving on gas, said John Melby, Director Traffic Norway at Gasum.
Interest in (bio)gas as a fuel option
Supplying both compressed- (CNG) and liquefied gas (LNG), the station caters to the increasing interest for gas amongst Norwegian transportation companies. A recent survey study commissioned by Gasum and conducted by Value Clinic in January and February 2021, reveals that up to 45 percent of the companies are interested in gas as a fuel option.
Norwegian transport companies consider gas a cost-effective way to reduce emissions and above all to convey a positive image of the company to both current and potential clients.
Transport companies also have a significant role in helping to reach national climate targets. Norway has set a goal of reducing emissions by at least 50 percent by 2030. If even a fifth of the heavy transport market switches from conventional fuels to biogas, a 70 percent reduction in total carbon emissions can be achieved.
According to Gasum, the use of biomethane reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during the fuel life cycle by more than 90 percent compared to fossil fuel use. With cost-efficient natural gas, emissions are more than 20 percent lower.
In local scope, using gas also improves air quality, since it produces only a fraction of local emissions, such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM), compared to conventional fuels.