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Major investment in biogas buses


Detailed description of the Good Practice

Since 2007 there has been a plant that upgrades the biogas to vehicle fuel used by the local fleet. In October 2009, local biogas production was quadrupled. On the 1st of October 2009 the diesel-powered city buses in Örebro were replaced with 61 new biogas-driven buses.

Objectives of the Good Practice

Around half of the volume produced is delivered to a newly-built bus depot, where the municipality's new biogas buses are refuelled. The rest is delivered to the two biogas filling stations in Örebro and to Stockholm to support the growing biogas market there.

More Details of the Good Practice

The total production capacity of vehicle gas is 60 GWh from the new biogas production plant and 20 GWh from the sewage treatment plant where both are operating at full capacity. This is the equivalent of over 8 million cubic metres of vehicle gas which has being used instead of around 8 million litres of fossil fuel. Emissions of carbon dioxide have being reduced by 20000 tons per year. Just changing from diesel to biogas in the city's bus traffic will reduce emissions by 3000 tons per year.

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Contact details

Tomas Bergkvist,
Örebro municipality Climate Office