Swedish shipping firm signs new biogas deal


Shipping company Furetank is set to boost the potential for fossil-free shipping following an agreement signed with Ekilstuna Biogas which will see development of a new biogas plant capable of producing around 5,000 tonnes of liquefied biogas (LBG) per year.

The gas will be extracted from local manure and food waste before being upgraded to a 100% waste-based fossil-free and renewable biofuel. 

Commiting to buying at least 75% of the produced fuel for ten years, Furetank has developed a series of vessels that operate mainly on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The new agreement will see the company taking steps to shift towards LBG. 

Stating that the agreement will allow them to run vessels without emitting harmful emissions, Lars Hoglund, CEO, Furetank, added, “This is a strategic move. We developed the new efficient vessels, chose gas as a fuel and offset remaining emissions.” 

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