$15m biogas plant to support sustainable farming in Sweden

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Nordic biogas producer Scandinavian Biogas has been granted SEK 154m ($15m) in funding to construct a Bio-LNG (liquefied natural gas) project in the municipality of Örkelljunga, around 500km south of Stockholm.

Feedstock will incorporate manure and other residual products from agriculture and food production and - with an estimated capacity of 130 GWh (gigawatt hours) - the facility will reduce annual carbon dioxide (CO2) production by around 53,000 tonnes. 

Funding for the plant – which will also produce 200,000 tonnes of bio-fertiliser – will be provided by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s programme Klimatklivet. 

To be built on municipal industrial land east of Skånes-Fagerhult, the project is now undergoing preparations associated with investment decisions, eg: environmental permits. 

Michael Wallis Olausson, director for group growth Scandinavian Biogas Group, said: “The plant will produce a large amount of Bio-LNG, which is necessary for the green transition, but will also be an important part of the development of the region’s agriculture.” 

Provided that an investment decision is made before the end of 2023, production at the facility is expected to begin in mid-2025. 

Christian Larsson, mayor of Örkelljunga, said: “The biogas plant is very important as a step to reach sustainable farming, and at the same time produce a green fuel.”

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