Gasum yesterday opened its 11th LNG/LBG station in Sweden.

Located in Ljungby, it is the first station for liquefied gas in Kronoberg County and will serve heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs).

The station is part of Gasum’s plan to build a network of 50 gas filling stations for HDV’s by the early 2020s in the Nordics.

“Enabling clean road cargo transport in the Nordics by replacing diesel with low emission fuel solutions such as liquefied gas is becoming more important,” said Mikael Antonsson, Director of Traffic at Gasum in Sweden.

“As most of our customers have operations throughout Sweden, the Ljungby station is a welcomed addition to the gas filling station network for them as well.”

“Interest towards gas as a fuel solution is steadily increasing and, thanks to governmental climate subsidy programs such as Klimatklivet, more than 800 gas trucks are now operating on Swedish roads.”

“The new station furthers our objective to build a network of 50 gas filling stations in the Nordics by the beginning of the 2020s.”

According to the new emission standards passed by the EU in 2019, greenhouse gas emissions from HDVs are to be reduced by 30% by 2030.

The national target in Sweden is to reduce road transport emissions by 70% by 2030, as compared to 2010 levels.

The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions quickly makes liquefied gas a good solution as it is already available and meets the target requirements for reduced emissions.

The Ljungby station is the latest addition to Gasum’s network in southern Sweden, where biogas production is already widely established.

In February, Gasum opened a gas filling station in Kalmar which is located east of Ljungby.

In an area 100km south of Ljungby, Gasum is also building a biogas plant in conjunction with Stora Enso’s Nymölla pulp and paper mill in Kristianstad, where Gasum already has a filling station.