1. July 2021 Meghan Sapp

Scania teams with Flixbus and Gasum on first long-distance biogas-fueled bus route

In Sweden, in a collaboration between Scania, mobility provider Flixbus and gas supplier Gasum, the first long distance coach running on biogas will operate the Stockholm-Oslo route. Powered by liquid biogas (LBG), the coach will reduce climate impact and contribute to a fossil-free transport between the two Nordic capitals.

Biogas is currently used in compressed form mainly by city buses, cars and light transport vehicles, but has so far been less competitive for heavy long-distance vehicles. In recent years, technology has been developed to cool the biogas to around minus 160 degrees Celsius so that it becomes liquid and thus more energy-dense. This opens up the possibility of using the gas for, among other things, heavy transport, both by land and by sea.

Availability of biogas will improve quickly throughout Europe, especially as the EU decided to make fueling points available along main European road networks (TEN-T).