CNG (biomethane) as a fuel for sustainable city distribution. Skånemejerier, Skåne region, Sweden.

Project information

Index: 1095R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location SWEDEN Skåne region Start/End date of the practice
Start: 1996
End: 2013

Topic of the practice

Encouraging Low Emission Transports

Good Practice Information

CNG (Biomethane) as a Fuel for Sustainable City Distribution is a good example of how to encourage low emission transports. In particular, the main objective has been to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and other emissions with negative local impact, such as particles and NOx and also to increase the share of renewable energy used in transport sector by using CNG/biomethane as a vehicle fuel. Replacing diesel in heavy city distribution traffic.
Testing and evaluating “new” technology/vehicles, Development of a filling station network for CNG in Skåne, Increasing the demand for renewable alternatives to CNG = Biomethane.

Evidence of success

The outcomes are that Skånemejerier has so far purchased 22 heavy distribution trucks running in 7 cities in the Skåne region. In four cities, the gas driven trucks are filled up with 100 % biomethane and in three cities with a mixture of 50% biomethane and 50% natural gas. Calculation of yearly reduced emissions because of the switch to CNG in the vehicle fleet has been SO2 160 kg.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Mårten Ahlm


Annex completed on: 10-21-2013

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