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Western Sweden's arena for liquid biogas

Western Sweden's arena for liquid biogas has the objective of establishing and spreading knowledge about liquid biogas, LBG, as a fuel for heavy freight transport. The project will coordinate a number of market demonstrations of logistics chains based on LBG.

By implementing system analyses from an environmental, economic and logistical perspective, we want to show if and how LBG can be a commercially and environmentally feasible vehicle fuel for the conversion to a climate-neutral transport system by 2030.

Western Sweden's arena for liquid biogas is a collaborative project between the business sector, academics and society, which is led by the national arena for collaboration and transport efficiency, CLOSER at Lindholmen Science

About the project

Financing
The investment comprises approximately SEK 6 million, with approximately 80% being financed by the Västra Götaland region and the remaining part of participating partners.

Time frame
The project will run between 2018-08-01 and 2021-12-31.

Project members
West Sweden's liquid biogas arena is a collaboration project between business, academia and society, which is led by the national arena for collaboration in transport efficiency CLOSER at Lindholmen Science Park.

Where do you fill liquid biogas in Sweden?

Here is a map of all the filling stations for liquefied vehicle gas that exist today in Sweden. With just one click, you get the address of all liquid biogas stations in Sweden. You can also see which ones are under construction. The number of stations has tripled since 2018 and there is continuous establishment for more.

Background and purpose

Liquid biogas, LBG, is one of the most promising alternative fuels today to achieve a fossil-free vehicle fleet and is particularly interesting for heavy traffic where fewer other alternatives are available. The main purpose of the project is to create and disseminate knowledge about LBG as a vehicle fuel for heavy truck transport by coordinating and analyzing the various activities that occur in Västra Götaland.

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Background

Biogas is a completely renewable fuel that is produced from biomass, often organic waste, and consists mostly of methane. Liquid biogas, LBG, is one of the most promising alternative fuels today to achieve a fossil-free vehicle fleet and is particularly interesting for heavy traffic where fewer other alternatives are available.

Leading truck manufacturers such as Volvo, Scania, Iveco have recently launched a new generation of trucks (EURO 6) that use liquid methane as a vehicle fuel. National initiatives such as Klimatklivet have also reduced the risk and enabled investments in LBG infrastructure such as pumps and production as well as vehicles.

These events create a unique opportunity to quickly increase knowledge of LBG as a vehicle fuel by analyzing these new logistics chains that are being created.

Purpose

The main purpose of the project is to create and disseminate knowledge about LBG as a vehicle fuel for heavy truck transport by coordinating and analyzing the various activities that occur in Västra Götaland.

Specifically, the project aims to​:

  • Analyze if and how LBG is a commercially and environmentally useful vehicle fuel
  • Analyze and show the potential for LBG to contribute to the transition towards a climate-neutral transport system from a regional perspective within the time perspective until 2030 
  • Involve the academy and CLOSER's network in design, experience gathering and analysis work
  • Show how operators can include LBG in their market offer and inform transport customers that this opportunity exists and catalyze the transition to sustainable fuels in the transport sector

Statistics on liquefied biogas


Deliveries of liquefied vehicle gas in Sweden have increased 5 times from 2018 to 2019, and the share of biogas was as much as 47%.

Deliveries of liquefied vehicle gas in Sweden

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Source: SCB

2019 deliveries correspond to 22.6 GWh.

Investment support for LNG trucks from Klimatklivet and DriveLBG

Until 31 May 2020, 656 lorries running on liquefied vehicle gas had been granted investment aid. Of these, 446 are from Klimatklivet and 210 from DriveLBG.

Newly registered LNG trucks 2018-01 to 2020-05

During the period 2018-01 to 2020-05, 197 LNG trucks were newly registered.

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