Swedish government supports construction of biomethane stations

Swedish government supports construction of biomethane stations

By the spring of 2018, residents in Mellerud, Stromstad, Bengtsfors and Åmål will be able to refuel biogas locally. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has decided to allocate nearly SEK 8.9 million to BRC Sweden to support the company’s investment in building four biogas filling stations. Today, the Fyrbodal area has biogas filling stations at six different locations and in about two years, four more will be added to the network.

“The infrastructure for fossil-free cars is neglected in the countryside. We want to change that. Therefore, we applied for funding from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to get support for our investment in building four new biogas stations in the urban areas of Mellerud, Strömstad, Bengtsfors and Åmål,” said Dennis Staaf, CEO of BRC Sweden.

With the climate investment aid from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, BRC Sweden will receive approximately 73% of the total investment cost. BRC Sweden will carry approximately SEK 3.4 million of the total cost. The planning phase for the four new filling stations is expected to commence soon. The project will be completed by 1 June 2018.

“It feels great to contribute to car owners in rural areas being able to choose to drive biogas-powered cars,” added Staaf. “This is a new step for us at BRC, because we’ll be responsible for both building and operating the service stations. We’ll buy locally produced biogas from Biogas Brålanda and TrollhättanEnergi to the extent possible and we’ll hire more staff. We predict a very bright future for the biogas market.”

BRC Sweden develops and builds natural gas filling stations and NGVs in Trollhättan since 2010. Customers include Ford Motor Company, Scania, AGA and Eon. The company has previously been behind both Saab and Subaru’s natural gas cars. It also produces biogas systems for vehicles and even converts diesel vehicles and construction machines so that they can be powered by a combination of biogas and diesel.



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