Swedish gas producer Scandinavian Biogas will invest in a liquid biogas plant (LBG) in Skogn, Norway, which will supply Hurtigruten shipping company with biogas.

Scandinavian will put forward approximately NOK 170 million ($20.7 m) for the Skogn II project, a liquid biogas plant (LBG) in Skogn, outside Trondheim, Norway.

All permits are in place for the expansion of the facility, as well as an investment grant of NOK 48.6 million from Enova.

The plant will be ready for operations in the third quarter of 2022 and will produce 35 gigawatts of biogas. The company reports it as the world’s largest plant to produce liquid biogas.

Skogn has been supplying LBG since 2018. Skogn will, among other things, supply Norwegian shipping company Hurtigruten with biogas as fuel for their fleet of ships.

Agreements with suppliers of technology for the new facility are ready, and so are several agreements with customers.

Matti Vikkula, CEO of the Scandinavian Biogas Group, said: “The expansion of Skogn is an important step for us. Earlier this year, we also received a grant from Klimatklivet by the Swedish government for the expansion of the facilities in the Stockholm area to liquid biogas. Biogas is today the purest energy technology because it takes care of waste and converts it into energy. In addition, it can be applied to the internal combustion engines on the market without major modifications.”

The facility is now being expanded by the four main contractors ABB (control and automation system), Andion (process plant), Grande (groundwork), and Wärtsilä (process plant for liquid biogas).

In addition to Skogn, the company has facilities for biogas in several locations in Sweden and in South Korea.

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