April 23, 2021. As of early August, Gasum’s northernmost gas filling station in Norway will be ready to open in Heggstadmoen, some 12 km to the south of Trondheim. The area is a heavy traffic hub, which gives the station an ideal location, integrating Gasum’s liquified gas filling station network in the Oslo region with stations such as Östersund and Umeå in the northern parts of Sweden.
“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. 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 signaled that this opens up completely new opportunities for them to transition to low-emission transport,” says John Melby, Director Traffic Norway, at Gasum.
Gasum’s first filling station in Trondheim is a good example of cooperation between the cooperative retail chain Coop and Gasum and is a much-awaited initiative by local businesses. The station is sited 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 transports. The station will be open to all actors wishing to fill up with biogas.
“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,” says Tor Inge Hegvold, Director logistics, Region Mid-Norway.
Norway has set a national goal of reducing emissions by at least 50% by 2030. By reducing carbon emissions from road traffic and by 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.