Gasum opens fourth LNG/LBG filling station in Sweden
Gasum AB, the Swedish subsidiary of Finland-headed gas major Gasum Oy has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its fourth gas filling station in Sweden. The new station offers liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) in Jönköping.
Gasum has inaugurated its fourth gas filling station in Sweden. The new station is located in Torsvik, just south of Jönköping, and it offers liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs)on a site leased from IKEA’s Torsvik warehouse.
Gasum is planning to create a network of around 20 filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) in Sweden and Finland by the end of the year, with 12 of the stations to be located in Sweden and to introduce a total of 50 new filling stations in the Nordics by the early 2020s.
The expanding filling station network supports logistics companies operating in Sweden that want to reduce their carbon footprint. The new filling station has a great location near Torsvik’s IKEA warehouse along the main highway in Jönköping. In addition, it’s a good continuation to the circular economy cooperation Gasum has with IKEA Finland, said Mikael Antonsson, Director, Traffic, Gasum Sweden.
Targetting long-haul trucking
The new filling stations are targetting the long-haul road transport segment where energy consumption is the highest. All of the new filling stations will be located in high-traffic areas, and they will enable significant increases in the use of LNG and LBG in heavy-duty transport.
By the end of the year, heavy-duty vehicles will be able to drive across Sweden with a low-emission fuel as the number of gas filling stations increases to 12. I’m happy about the rapidly increased demand for gas not only among logistics companies but also among logistics buyers, Antonsson said.
In March this year, the home electronics retailer Elgiganten, Gasum, and Volvo Lastvagnar launched a pilot where Elgiganten’s transport partners will fuel outgoing transport from Elgiganten’s Nordic distribution centre in Jönköping on LBG.
As the undisputed market leader within consumer electronics in the Nordic region, Elgiganten aims to incorporate sustainability measures into every aspect of the business. During 2019, we conducted a trial using trucks powered by biogas. The results of these trials will help formulate the next round of procurement agreements, which from 2020 will include requirements for parts of the vehicle fleet to run on fossil-free fuels, said Li Persson, Communications Manager at Elgiganten.