OX2 wins concession for one of Sweden’s largest biogas plants

2015-12-04

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Many of Regiontrafiken Skåne’s buses will be fueled with biogas from OX2. Photo: NSR

OX2 will take over NSR’s biogas plant outside Helsingborg on 1 January 2016. The plant has a capacity to produce around 80 GWh of biogas and 140-150,000 tons of bio fertiliser per year.

OX2, best-known for its position in wind power in the Nordic region, is also active in other areas within renewable energy, and bioenergy is one of its important focus areas. As of 1 January, OX2 will take over the operation of NSR’s biogas plant, including 13 of the employees.

“I am really pleased that OX2 has been entrusted to run one of Sweden’s largest biogas plants, and we are looking forward to working with the incredible skilled staff. OX2 will continue to develop the business and make the most of the synergies between bioenergy and wind power”, says Fredrik Olrog, Managing Director of OX2 Bio.

“Putting the concession out to tender is another step in improving NSR as a strategic tool focused on sustainability and regional development”, says Kim Olsson, CEO of NSR AB.

Biogas produced from municipal solid waste and other organic bi-products from local industrial food producers and farms will be used to fuel local and regional buses in public transportation. 

“OX2 wants to be a driving force behind the transition to a non-fossil fuel vehicle fleet. Biogas is already the most popular renewable fuel for road transport in Sweden, and its role is set to grow, not least within the heavy transport sector”, says Fredrik Olrog.

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