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Gasum to supply LBG to Swedish tool steel manufacturer

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Gasum will supply 250 tons of liquefied biogas (LBG) to Uddeholms, a major manufacturer of tool steel for industrial tools.

The LBG will be delivered to Uddeholms’ plant in Hagfors, Sweden, and used for its sustainability week in mid-December.

Steel production in Hagfors uses a lot of energy, which comes from a range of sources such as LNG and electricity. During Uddeholms’ sustainability week, the electricity and gas will be switched to more sustainable alternatives. The LNG will be replaced with 250 tons of LBG, equalling approximately 3.8 GWh.

“We are very happy to provide LBG to an energy-intensive industry’s forerunner like Uddeholms,” said Tommy Mattila, vice president, Industry, Gasum.

“It is crucial to keep the biogas production on an industrial scale and increase the production further for companies to invest in renewable energy alternatives, such as biogas.”

This is not the first time biogas has been used in steel production at Hagfors. In 2018, Gasum supplied biogas to the plant for one day as a sustainability pilot project. Uddeholms has lowered its CO2 emissions by 46% since 1990. Now, it is ready to take the next step in sustainability.