June 10, 2020. Orkla, Gasum and Volvo Trucks have started a trial period during which Orkla’s transport partner GDL will use liquefied biogas (LBG) to fuel transports between Orkla’s warehouse in Helsingborg and its production facility in Fågelmara, Blekinge.
Orkla has set the goal for all of its domestic transport in Sweden to be fossil-free by 2025. To reach this goal, higher requirements will be set for transport procurement, with gas being one of the options available. Factors in favor of gas include the fact that Gasum is investing in the Nordic gas filling station network for liquefied biogas (LBG) to increase the number of stations to 50 by the early 2020s, and one of the stations will be located in Helsingborg.
“We’re pleased with actors such as Orkla leading the way for sustainable transport. Liquefied gas provides great potential for emission reductions in the transport sector”, says Mikael Antonsson, Director Traffic, Sweden, Gasum.
“The trial period is a way for us to learn more about gas as a road fuel both in-house for us and for our transport providers as well as to bring about change to reduce emissions from the transport sector. We want to encourage our transport providers to make more sustainable choices, and we believe that we must do this together. For sustainable transport to become a reality, haulage companies must upgrade their vehicles and we as transport clients must choose alternative fuels. There must also be filling stations available”, says Emelie Zakrisson, Category Manager Energy, Orkla.