St1 takes another step in its investment in biogas and opens a new upgrading- and liquefaction plant in Borås. It will produce liquefied biogas, LBG, part of St1's investment in LBG throughout the Nordic region. The production will soon be started and was formally inaugurated on January 30th.
Borås Energi och Miljö will supply the raw gas through its biogas plant, which will then be upgraded and liquefied in St1's new facility. The biogas will be sold on the market as automotive gas. And the liquefied biogas that can withstand a longer transport will be available for sale throughout the Nordic countries.
– We are pleased with the partnership and cooperation we have with Borås Energi och Miljö, together we share the process all the way from the production of raw gas to the upgrading and liquefaction of biogas, says Fredrik Åkesson, Head of Biogas Production at St1.
In 2024, St1 will open several stations for LBG throughout the Nordic region, now closest in Finland, and the plant, which will have a capacity to produce 60 GWh annually, will enable St1 to meet the increased demand.
Biogas is an important part of the energy transition in society and St1 invests in both compressed and liquid biogas throughout the Nordic region.
– Expanding our production will allow us to continue to expand our liquefied biogas stations and meet the demand on the market. Partnerships, such as the one we have with Borås Energi och Miljö, are also an important part of our investment in biogas, says Matti Oksanen, responsible for the biogas business at St1.
The new plant will be part of the pipeline to produce biogas from Boråsarna's food waste and sewage sludge. St1 has also taken over the public filling stations and garbage truck filling point previously owned by Borås Energi och Miljö. Cooperation will ensure close cooperation throughout the production process.
– Our cooperation will mean that together we can create a greater climate benefit with Borås biogas than if we had continued the venture ourselves. Borås Energi och Miljö will continue to digest Borås' food waste and sewage sludge, and St1 will refine the gas and dispose of the biogas on the market. The collaboration is based on each party doing what it does best in the value chain, says Magnus Kårestedt, CEO at Borås Energi och Miljö.
St1 intends to expand its biogas business throughout the Nordic region, expanding not only the production and filling stations for both CBG and LBG, but also through strategic collaborations and acquisitions to strengthen the biogas business in the market.
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