Gasum invests over €62m in Borlänge biogas plant
It also promotes Gasum’s strategic goal of increasing Nordic biogas availability significantly in coming years, said Gasum.
The Borlänge biogas plant will see the company invest over €62 million, and the project has been granted a subsidy of €15 million from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s Klimatklivet investment program.
Construction of the plant will begin during spring this year.
By using a feedstock mixture of regionally sourced organic household waste and manure the plant will produce 133 gigawatt hours (GWh) worth of liquefied biogas (LBG) per year from 2026 onwards.
The Borlänge plant will be using a total amount of 270,000 tons of feedstock per year. Household waste will be collected and processed by Gasum’s local partner Borlänge Energi, and manure will be sourced from farmers in the Borlänge area.
In addition to liquefied biogas the Borlänge plant will produce 250,000 tons of high quality environmentally friendly fertilisers per year.
Compared to fossil fertilisers, recycled fertilisers contain organic matter which is important in maintaining the growing conditions and weather resistance of farmlands, said Gasum.
The Borlänge plant is the second plant in a series of five large-scale biogas plants Gasum plans to construct in Sweden.
The construction of the first plant, located in Götene, began in February 2023 and is expected to start producing biogas at the end of 2024.
The remaining three plants will be located in Kalmar, Sjöbo, and Hörby. Gasum is also planning a biogas plant near Trondheim in Norway.
“The Borlänge plant is the northernmost of Gasum’s biogas plants in Sweden, and we are looking forward to our close cooperation with Borlänge Energi. This investment is the next step towards our goal to increase our own biogas production to two terawatt hours (TWh) a year by 2027,” said Erik Woode, head of production at Gasum.