Trondheim in Norway will receive its first gas filling station this summer.
The new station, due to open in early August, is part of Gasum’s Nordic gas filling station network for heavy-duty vehicles and will provide liquefied and compressed gas. The project was developed by Gasum and retail cooperative firm, Coop, and will enable low-emission logistics for several companies in the area.
Gasum’s northernmost gas filling station in Norway, in Heggstadmoen, will be located around 12 kilometres south of the city of Trondheim. The station will be built on land owned by Coop and will be used to supply Coop with renewable biogas for its transport partners and help to reduce emissions from heavy transport. The station will be open to all actors wishing to fill up with biogas.
Tor Inge Hegvold, director of logistics for the mid-Norway region, said: “For Coop, this is an important cooperation project. Renewable biogas is a very good alternative for contributing to reduced climate impact from Coop’s transports and we look forward to the station opening.
“This provides assurance that we can utilise the potential in the investments we make in biogas vehicles. Once we are able to fill up with biogas both at our main warehouse at Gardermoen as well as at the warehouse in Trondheim, we can run on low emissions both ways.”
“The filling station location south of Trondheim is ideal, since it will serve both the many logistics actors in the area and the long-haul transports operating on the route between Trondheim and Oslo,” commented John Melby, director of traffic Norway at Gasum.
“I am very happy to implement this solution that offers a swift reduction in emissions for several operators in the heavy road transport sector. Gas is a cost-efficient way of reducing emissions and this solution is available already today.
“There is considerable interest in using this filling station and several companies have signalled that this opens up completely new opportunities for them to transition to low-emission transport.”
Norway has set a goal of reducing emissions by at least 50% by 2030. By cutting carbon emissions from road traffic and using renewable fuels, such as biogas, the industry believes a 70% reduction in total emissions can be reached if 20% of the heavy transport market switches to biogas.