September 3, 2020. The Nordic gas infrastructure expands in Sweden as Gasum opens a new gas filling station in Tuve, Gothenburg. The new station serves heavy-duty vehicles by providing liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) as low-emission fuels. Developed in cooperation with Volvo, the station further enables the transition to cleaner energy sources in the road transport sector.
The new station is located at a major heavy transport hub near the Volvo truck plant and close to the Port of Gothenburg.
“Land logistics has an important role when reducing emissions. Gas is recognized as a low-emission and cost-effective fuel solution in the transport sector, and our aim is to quickly make it available to the Nordic market. The Nordic gas ecosystem is developing rapidly. We are investing in the gas filling station network as well as in the entire gas value chain and biogas production. These all are needed in order to secure a reliable supply and availability of gas to meet market demand,” says Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum.
“Today, liquefied gas trucks are the most commercially viable alternative to ordinary diesel for heavy long-haul operations in Europe. With the growing gas network in the Nordic region, it’s now possible for many of our customers to switch to more sustainable logistics solutions with our liquefied gas trucks. In our own business operation, we can transport Volvo truck cabs from Umeå to Tuve in a sustainable logistics chain, where biogas is an important component,” explains Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO AB Volvo.
Today, there are already more than 170 LNG trucks in use in Sweden and the number is rapidly increasing along with the gas filling station network and different incentives for low emission solutions.