By the spring of 2018, residents in Mellerud, Strömstad, Bengtsfors and Åmål will be able to refuel biogas locally. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has decided to allocate nearly SEK 8.9 million (0.92 million euro) 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 filling stations in the urban areas of Mellerud, Strömstad, Bengtsfors and Åmål, says Dennis Staaf, CEO of BRC Sweden.
With the climate investment aid from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, BRC Sweden will receive approximately 73 per cent of the total investment cost. BRC Sweden will carry approximately SEK 3.4 million of the total cost.
– We’re extremely excited about the announcement. It feels great to contribute to car owners in rural areas being able to choose to drive biogas-fuelled cars, says Dennis 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 Trollhättan Energi to the extent possible and we’ll hire more staff.
– We predict a very bright future for the biogas market.
BRC develops and builds gas filling stations and gas vehicles in Trollhättan since 2010. Customers include Ford Motor Company, Scania, AGA and Eon. The company has previously been behind both Saab and Subaru’s gas cars. And soon, the planning phase for the four new biogas filling stations will commence. The project will be completed by 1 June 2018.