Gasum, a leading Nordic gas sector and energy market expert has recently announced an investment exceeding €62 million in a new biogas plant in Borlänge, Sweden.
This project aligns with Gasum’s strategy to substantially increase the availability of Nordic biogas in the upcoming years and marks a significant step in their plan to construct five large-scale biogas plants in Sweden.
A Sustainable Future in Energy Production
The Borlänge biogas plant, set to begin construction in spring 2024, is an integral part of Gasum’s ongoing efforts to boost renewable energy sources.
Utilizing a combination of regionally sourced organic household waste and manure, the plant aims to produce 133 gigawatt hours (GWh) of liquefied biogas (LBG) annually starting in 2026.
This initiative not only contributes to the renewable energy sector but also supports local communities by processing 270,000 tons of feedstock per year.
Environmental Benefits and Circular Economy
In addition to biogas production, the Borlänge plant will generate 250,000 tons of high-quality, environmentally friendly fertilizers annually.
These recycled fertilizers, rich in organic matter, are essential for enhancing soil conditions and resistance to weather changes, providing a stark contrast to traditional fossil-based fertilizers.
Expansion Plans Across Sweden
The Borlänge facility is the second in a series of five proposed large-scale biogas plants by Gasum in Sweden.
The first plant, located in Götene, began its construction in February 2023 and is expected to start its biogas production by the end of 2024.
The other planned locations include Kalmar, Sjöbo, and Hörby, with an additional plant near Trondheim in Norway.
The Götene plant, particularly, emphasizes Gasum’s commitment to sustainable energy. With an investment of nearly 54 million euros, the plant will use mainly manure from local agriculture, transforming it into a carbon-negative fuel.
This initiative is expected to produce 120 GWh of LBG per year from early 2025 and create 350,000 tons of recycled fertilizers annually.
A Step Towards Carbon Neutrality
Gasum’s strategic goal is to bring seven terawatt hours (7 TWh) of renewable gas yearly to the market by 2027, which could lead to a significant reduction in carbon emissions.
This ambitious plan is part of a broader shift towards a carbon-neutral future, emphasizing the role of biogas and renewable electricity in the energy market.
Gasum’s latest investment in the Borlänge biogas plant represents a forward-thinking approach to energy production, focusing on sustainability and environmental responsibility.
By leveraging local resources and advancing renewable energy technologies, Gasum is not only contributing to the Nordic energy sector but also paving the way for a cleaner, more sustainable future.
For more detailed information about Gasum’s initiatives, visit their website at www.gasum.com.