Gasum is building a filling station offering renewable CNG and LNG in Södertälje. The new facility is located near the Södertälje Syd road junction right next to Scania’s production plant and will open in the first half of 2024. Partnership between Gasum and Scania enables the station to be built at this logistics hub and so marks a significant development in promoting a more sustainable transport system in the region. Both heavy-duty transport and smaller vehicles will be able to refuel at the station.
“Partnership with Scania is perfect from all perspectives. They are at the forefront of gas-powered truck development and the fact that they provided land for this project demonstrates the strength of a shared focus on sustainable solutions and secure energy supply in this growing area,” said Sharareh Edström, Head of Business Traffic Sweden at Gasum.
The new filling station in Södertälje provides improved access to state-of-the-art technology compared to the older existing stations in Järna and Älvsjö, which will be decommissioned. What is unique about this station is that Gasum plans two CNG dispensers and two LNG dispensers from the very outset. This is more than the standard design and will allow faster refueling and considerably greater capacity compared to older stations.
Scania’s ambition is to drive the transition to a sustainable transport system and the company is working towards science-based climate targets where renewable fuels play an important role.
“We are happy to be able to contribute to the expansion of the biogas infrastructure. The strategic location of the new station between the E20 and E4 means that it will play an important role in the transition to a sustainable transport system. Building the station also comes at a good time for Scania since there is rapidly increasing demand for flexible transport solutions that greatly reduce CO2-emissions. This will make our biogas-powered products even more popular,” commented Jonas Strömberg, Sustainable Transport Solutions Manager at Scania.
According to The Swedish Gas Association, use of biogas can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% compared to conventional diesel and by more than 100% if manure is used in the production.
“We are convinced that as a fuel, gas is part of energy diversity going forward. This is why Gasum is investing in expanding the gas refueling infrastructure at the same rapid pace as earlier. At the same time, Gasum is increasing its own biogas production in response to growing market needs,” added Edström.