The Finnish city of Turku, the country’s third largest, will start operating a LBG, liquid biogas, truck for its waste management.
Turku participates in the EU initiative Civitas, a network of cities dedicated to cleaner and better transport in Europe. A Civitas project is presently examining the benefits of increased utilisation of biogas. In Turku, the Finnish gas provider Gasum will operate a LBG-powered Scania G 340 tractor unit on behalf of Turku to establish the advantages of using biogas in heavy transport.
Five to six times daily, the truck will transport sewage sludge from a water treatment plant to the Topinoja biogas plant, a distance of 16 kilometres. The LBG-powered Scania truck will replace the earlier diesel truck on the same route.
Turku has set the target of becoming fossil-free by 2040. “We have committed ourselves to promoting low-emission transport,” says Turku Mayor Aleksi Randell.