Spanish biomethane technology gains momentum in Swedish market
The Industrial Group Calvera is gaining momentum in the Swedish market with the sale and delivery of its first transport module of biomethane to E.ON Biofor Sweden, one of the main Swedish suppliers of biogas. E.ON will use Calverá’s “easy-lift” equipment to supply renewable natural gas to cars and heavy vehicles at 70 service stations throughout Sweden.
Rafael Calvera, general director of Industrial Group Calvera, explained: “It is an important step for us, E.ON Biofor is one of the main suppliers of biogas in Sweden, and although the country has one of the best networks of biogas stations in Europe, many of them are located in remote places without access to gas pipeline networks.”
“We have worked closely with E.ON and other suppliers to come up with a reliable solution that allows natural gas to be transported efficiently thanks to our mobile pipeline system through secondary roads in Sweden. In particular, we have simplified delivery by offering lighter modules that can be uploaded and downloaded quickly from the truck with a hydraulic boom crane, which will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the country’s biomethane network over the next few years,” added Calvera.
“We are delighted with the unit they have delivered to us, which has worked as expected. It is a new option that we will consider when expanding our fleet in the future,” commented E.ON systems analyst Stefan Ernebrant.
Each unit mounted on a truck will transport up to 4,300 kg. of biomethane, enough to refuel at least 40 buses. All of them are designed and built at the manufacturing plant that Grupo Industrial Calvera has in Épila, near Zaragoza. The Aragon company is now working with other owners of biogas networks throughout Europe with a view to the possible incorporation of this system in them.
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