More biogas from household waste for Swedish vehicles

The green profile of Stockholm's transport sector will increase significantly as Xergi delivers a new biogas plant to Scandinavian Biogas Fuels. The plant will deliver 8 million cubic metres of biomethane.

Xergi has started construction of a new biogas plant at Sofielund in southern Stockholm. The Xergi technology will be used to produce biogas from hous hold waste and other waste streams. The biogas is subsequently upgraded to pure biomethane via an upgrading plant installed by Scandinavian Biogas Fuels. The site will also include a gas filling station.

For a number of years, Sweden has been expanding its production of biomethane in order to be able to provide the transport sector with green energy. Scandinavian Biogas Fuels currently delivers 15 million cubic metres of biomethane for transport in Sweden. With the new plant - Scandinavian Biogas Sofielund - production will go up by 8 million cubic metres and result in a significant increase in the production of green gas for cars, lorries and buses in the Swedish metropolitan area.

”SBF is very pleased to now have started the cooperation with Xergi and we are looking forward for a great joint success during the years to come. With the additional 8 million Nm3 biomethane we will be able to serve 5,000 private cars each driving 20,000 km/year. This will imply a CO2 reduction of 13 millon kgs compared to using gasoline as prime energy source”, says Matti Vikkula CEO Scandinavian Biogas Fuels.

Xergi expresses great pride and pleasure on securing the project contract.

"We are pleased with the amount of trust that characterises the good working relationship we have with Scandinavian Biogas Fuels.  At the same time, we are proud that Xergi’s biogas technology soon will contribute to helping motorists in Stockholm to improve their carbon footprint and reduce the emission of harmful particles from the city traffic," says CEO Jørgen Ballermann of Xergi.

The plant is designed for processing 100,000 tonnes of biomass from pre-treated household waste and other waste streams per annum. "Xergi's biogas technology is a proven concept in countries such as United Kingdom, France, Germany and Denmark, where animal manure, industrial waste, household waste and energy crops are used. Our plants are designed to provide an optimal gas production from many different types of feedstock.  We are therefore pleased that the Swedish market is now starting to adopt our technology as it matches the Swedish market and the Swedish biomass resources really well," says International Sales Manager at Xergi Jørgen Fink.

It is expected that Xergi’s part of the biogas plant in Stockholm will be put in operation in May-June 2015.

Facts about the Sofielund biogas plant

Operating company: Scandinavian Biogas Sofielund AB
Pre-treatment technology: FlexFeed®
Primary digesters:  2 x 4,500 m3
Secondary digesters: 1 x 2,500 m3
Feedstock:  100,000 tonnes per year
Production: 8 million m3 biomethane (the equivalent of the consumption of 5,000 cars driving 20,000 km/year)

The plant is Xergi's third biogas project in Sweden.

Contact info

CEO Jørgen Ballermann:
Internationsal Sales Manager Jørgen Fink:

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