Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Posted by BioMethER
7 comments | Tuesday, October 03, 2017
The Swedish government’s new budget takes an important step to promote biogas (biomethane), a renewable natural gas, by carrying forward a bonus arrangement through to 2018. The policy target is independence from fossil fuels by 2030 and fossil free from 2050.

Among other measures, the bonus for gas passenger cars is increased from SEK 7500 to 10.000 (USD 920 to 1228). Maria Malmkvist, CEO of Energigas Sverige (the Swedish Gas Association), says the news of an increased bonus has been well received and must be viewed as a bonus for the climate. She says it needs to be easy to choose a real environmental car.
The budget also supports the reduction of methane from manure. Energigas explains that the budget for plants producing manure biogas will be increased by another 30 million (USD 3.75 million) by 2020. “But it would have been better if the support had also been extended to more raw materials where biogas production is needed to end the cycle and promote a circular economy,” Malmkvist adds.

The budget contains news that the government wants to “investigate the market conditions for Swedish biogas and propose long-term instruments”. An analysis should also be made of the “best use of biogas resource utilization and how it can be afforded competitive conditions in both the short and long term”. Energigas Sverige welcomes this news. Swedish biogas producers have been hampered by the import of biomethane from countries with production support. In Sweden the use of gas is supported but not the production. To this end, the government has indicated it will set up a circular economy delegation, a move for which the Swedish association will become a “constructive partner”.

“Today’s distorted competitive relationship, with imports of subsidized biogas, needs to be corrected. Without increasing production and use of biogas in Sweden, the overall climate and environmental goals can not be achieved,” says Malmkvist.
During the first half of 2017, vehicle gas had a biomethane share of more than 80 percent, up from 73 percent in 2016.


  1. That is a good news to hear. Other countries should also learn from Sweden and should use biogas as the fuel. I like the article.

  2. Our unique service presents a contemporary travel alternative where you can toast and commemorate all your special occasions in a dolled up party bus. Transporting guests can be a source of great frustration at parties. Party Bus Toronto

  3. Our limos in Brampton are equipped with all luxury and comfort intertwined with style. They are splendid from outside and add value to your personality. Brampton Wedding Limo

  4. Everywhere in the US there are lots of opportunities for limousine services. But some places are better than others. San Jose, California might be the best place of them all. Toronto Limousine Services

  5. Here's the situation. You need to get something across town, whether it's a small parcel package or maybe a large shipment of boxes. Courier Companies are used to expedite the transport goods from one city to another. Parcel Courier Dudley

  6. Valuable detail published by you on transportation. Are you searching to know more about transportation from denver to vaile, visit Mountain Star Transportation LLC.