Gasum announced the opening of its new LNG filling station in Växjö, in south central Sweden. The new facility, which also offer bio-LNG, is the company’s 22nd natural gas station in Sweden, bringing the total number across the Nordics to over 50, some of which are operated by Gasum’s partners.
Gasum’s ownership of the entire value chain allow it to take another significant leap in extend the corridor of NGV stations. With this opening, the company also can now provide both CNG and LNG to transport companies operating across Sweden, from the northernmost parts to the southern regions.
Alwex Transport, a logistics company with an ambitious goal of contributing to a cleaner environment, has been instrumental in establishing the filling station in Växjö.
“We are incredibly pleased to be a part of this milestone in green transportation,” said Peter Sagebrant, CEO of Alwex Transport. “Our collaboration with Gasum has allowed us to play a pivotal role in advancing more sustainable transport. We look forward to seeing how this new filling station will make a difference to the environment and provide our customers with the opportunity to choose a greener solution for their transport needs.”
As the refueling infrastructure continues to expand into new areas, an increasing number of natural gas-powered trucks are appearing on Swedish roads. There are almost 1,000 heavy-duty vehicles driving on LNG today in Sweden, and together with the heavy-duty vehicles that run on CNG, there are more than 2,200.
“We are thrilled to strengthen our filling station capacity in Växjö, enabling an increasing number of logistics operators to reach their emission targets by switching to cleaner, more cost-effective fuels. The Växjö station is the fruitful outcome of a partnership between Alwex Transport and Gasum that enables a new corridor connecting Sweden’s East and West coasts,” commented Sharareh Edström, Head of Business Sweden, Traffic at Gasum.
“To reach climate goals, we need to lower heavy-duty vehicle emissions originate from this sector. We’re delighted with the investment contribution from the environmental initiative Klimatklivet, enabling us to build the infrastructure that contributes to dramatically reducing emissions where they are most needed,” added Edström.