Shift from fossil to green fuels to power public transport, Hitachi Zosen Inova



Hitachi Zosen Inova Media Release, 4 March 2019

Kompogas® plant in Jönköping: A Prime Example of Swedish Sustainability in Action

A new Kompogas® plant, due for completion in 2020, is to be built in the Swedish city of Jönköping by Hitachi Zosen Inova. The company also financed, developed and designed the whole project and, additionally will own and operate the facility. It is reported that the installation will make a substantial contribution to efforts to decarbonise the country by processing organic waste to produce biofuel for carbon-free transportation and fertiliser.

The start of the execution of a new Kompogas® dry fermentation plant by the Swiss clean-tech firm Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) in Jönköping on 1 March 2019, signals the commencement of a project that will make a major contribution to Sweden’s sustainability strategy. The strategy includes plans to achieve carbon-neutral status by 2045. An important component of this ambition is a shift from fossil to green fuels to power public transportation. The city of Jönköping is playing a key role in these efforts by implementing various measures to recycle organic waste and produce alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG).

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