Gasum opens truck service station in Sweden


On March 10, Gasum opened its first truck service station in Malmö, Sweden. The station is the first to offer liquefied gas in the Malmö region and is Gasum’s 16and service station to open in Sweden. The station is part of Gasum’s plan to build a network of 50 service stations across the Nordics by the early 2020s.

Gasum’s new service station in Malmö was built in cooperation with Volvo Truck Center and will be directly connected to the center’s premises. The station is located in an industrial area with a lot of heavy vehicle traffic, which will benefit from the new service station. The service station will offer both LNG and liquefied biogas (LBG) for heavy goods vehicles.

“We are very pleased to cooperate with one of the leading manufacturers of gasoline trucks and to be able to offer our solution to their customers. Interest in gas as a fuel solution continues to grow and thanks to government climate subsidy programs such as Klimatklivet, there are now over 800 petrol trucks on Swedish roads,” said Mikael Antonsson, Director traffic, Sweden, Gasum.

The service station is a long overdue addition and has attracted the interest of a number of logistics companies due to its location at a major traffic junction.

“As most of our customers operate across Sweden, the Malmö station is a welcome addition to our existing network of service stations. The location of the service station in Sunnanå, near the junction of the E6 and the national road 11, has attracted the interest of several logistics companies. Of course, we want to offer liquefied natural gas and biogas to everyone who wants to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. We are happy to be able to continue to strengthen the gas infrastructure in southern Sweden,” said Mikael Antonsson.

Cooperation is an important element in achieving environmental goals

“We appreciate our close cooperation with Gasum, which has resulted in the first station offering liquefied gas in Malmö. We are delighted that the station is also located in our Volvo Truck Center facility, a significant investment on our part. Now anyone transporting goods on nearby major traffic arteries can easily refuel their trucks with liquefied gas and reduce their environmental impact,” said Stefan Strand, Managing Director of Volvo Trucks Sweden.

Under new emission standards adopted by the EU in 2019, carbon dioxide emissions from heavy-duty vehicles must be reduced by 30% by 2030. This means that road transport with a significantly lower environmental impact and LNG vehicles are being developed across most of Europe and that demand for LNG-powered vehicles will continue to grow. Sweden’s target is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from road transport by 70% by 2030 compared to 2010 levels. LNG and LBG are attractive fuels that can directly reduce carbon dioxide emissions. carbon.

“As the logistics industry strives to meet European and national emissions targets, LBG and LNG will become very attractive fuel options,” concluded Mikael Antonsson.

From a life cycle perspective, the use of LBG can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% compared to diesel. With LNG, carbon dioxide emissions are more than 20% lower than with conventional diesel. The same infrastructure can be used for LNG and LBG, making it both easy and cost effective to switch from LNG to LBG.

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