Nordic food company HKScan uses biogas to reach fossil-free transport
Ambitious climate goals are nothing new to HKScan, which aims to have 100% fossil-free transport in Sweden by 2025 and to have a carbon-neutral food chain by the end of 2040. Founded in 1913, this company is committed to sustainable ways of working across their whole value chain. In transport, this means transitioning towards renewable energy sources. In response to customer needs, HKScan’s subcontractor G-reen L Equipment AB started using a truck fueled by Gasum’s bio-LNG.
G-reen L Equipment AB acquired their first natural gas truck at the end of last year. The choice was made as a result of customer needs as well as the company’s own environmental objectives. “As G-reen L Equipment is ISO 22000 and ISO 14001 certified, our environmental goal is that all of our vehicles will be powered by 100% fossil-free fuels by 2025,” said Mårten Andersson, Managing Director, G-reen L Equipment AB.
Creating permanent and more climate-friendly operations is at the heart of HKScan’s strategy. Striving to become carbon neutral, the company focus is on reducing climate emissions and looking for ways to increase energy efficiency, including switching to alternative energy sources. “Cooperation with Gasum is part of our goal of carbon neutrality of the entire food chain from farms to consumers by the end of 2040,” commented Maria Larsson, Director Quality and Environment, HKScan Sweden.
G-reen L Equipment AB made the decision to acquire a natural gas vehicle when Gasum opened a filling station in Kristianstad, where the company operates. The investment was also supported by a Klimatklivet grant that promotes cleaner transport solutions in Sweden.
“More and more companies are now investing in environmentally friendly gas-fueled vehicles. It reduces emissions in transport, while also providing companies with a competitive advantage. The demand for sustainable supply chains is constantly increasing, and meeting those customer needs contributes to business and sustainability goals alike,” said Mikael Antonsson, Director Traffic at Gasum in Sweden.