Gasum opens 11th liquefied gas and biogas filling station in Sweden

Gasum has opened its 11th gas filling station in Sweden. The Ljungby station is the first station for liquefied gas and liquefied biogas (LBG) in Kronoberg County and will serve heavy-duty vehicles.

The new filling station forms part of the company’s plan to build a network of 50 gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles by the early 2020s in the Nordics.

The Ljungby station is located in a logistic hub area, meaning it already has a large existing customer base. It lies at the intersection of roads E4 and R25, serving Gasum’s customers on both roads. The E4 passes along the Gulf of Bothnia from Haparanda on the Finnish border to Galve and onwards across Sweden to Helsingborg across the sea from Denmark. The R25 is a link between the east and west, as it travels through Sweden between Kalmar and Halmstad.

Mikael Antonsson, director of Traffic at Gasum, Sweden, said: “We are very happy to be in Ljungby. Enabling clean road cargo transport in the Nordics by replacing diesel with low emission fuel solutions such as liquefied gas is becoming more important.

“As most of our customers have operations throughout Sweden, the Ljungby station is a welcome addition to the gas filling station network for them as well.

“Interest  towards gas as a fuel solution is steadily increasing and, thanks to governmental climate subsidy programmes such as Klimatklivet, more than 800 gas trucks are now operating on Swedish roads.”

The Ljungby station is the latest addition to Gasum’s network in southern Sweden, where biogas production is already established. In February, the firm opened a filling station in Kalmar, located east of Ljungby. In an area 100km south of the new station, Gasum is also building a biogas plant in partnership with Stora Enso’s Nymölla pulp and paper mill in Kristianstad, where Gasum already has a filling station.

Småländska bränslen in Ljungby offers compressed gas to distribution and passenger vehicles on the site where Gasum has now built the filling station for heavy-duty vehicles. Stefan Hermansson, CEO at Småländska bränslen, commented: “We value of cooperation with Gasum to enable the first station for liquefied gas in Kronoberg County on our site.

“By adding Gasum’s liquefied gas capacity, the site will be an important refuelling point in the area. We have a good connection with local haulers, which is beneficial for all parties.”

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