Thursday December 07, 2023

Gasum opens new biogas filling station in Norway

Published : 10 Jun 2023, 01:56

  DF Report
Photo: Gasum.

Finnish state-owned energy company Gasum on Friday inaugurated a new biogas filling station in Ålesund municipality, on the western coast of Norway, said the company in a press release.

Gasum has collaborated with Posten, the Norwegian postal service, and ÅRIM, a waste management company, to open the new gas filling station. The station is Gasum’s fourth LBG filling station in Norway, and part of the ever-expanding filling station network.

The new station caters to logistics companies operating in the region as well as to long-haul traffic from Ålesund through Trondheim or Oslo all the way to Sweden.

It is situated in the Digerneset Næringspark logistics hub.

“Reducing CO2 emissions and minimizing local pollutions is an important part of Posten’s sustainability targets. We have set ourselves ambitious targets and biogas is one of the renewable sources used by our fleet. Gasum opening in Ålesund is most welcomed,” said Margrethe Aamodt, Senior Vice-President of People and sustainability Nordic, Posten Norge AS

“The core of ÅRIM’s business is caring for the environment. Choosing biogas for our transports is as natural as it can be. Biogas supports local production of biogas and enables us to be part of the circular economy,” said Øystein Solevåg, Chief Executive Officer of ÅRIM and Bingsa Gjenvinning.”

“We are very excited to expand our network of filling stations to the west coast of Norway. Digerneset Næringspark is an important logistics hub, and the station will supply the area’s logistics actors with biogas so that they can reduce their emissions from road transport both within Ålesund and for longer distance transport to the Oslo area. I am happy to see considerable interest in biogas in Norway indicated by major logistics players. By expanding the Nordic gas filling station network, we can also provide new opportunities for local companies to substantially lower their emissions,” said Jogeir Munkeby, Sales Manager, Traffic Norway at Gasum.