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Connecting biogas production

Thanks to the Green Gas Principle, connecting your biogas production to the gas network means that you can sell your biogas to consumers in Sweden who are also connected to a gas network.

To connect a biogas facility to the gas network, a connecting pipeline needs to be constructed. Before connecting to the Swedegas network, the gas must satisfy the stipulations set out in the Swedegas quality specification and the pressure must be raised to the gas network pressure.

Swedegas is in favour of the idea of connecting more biogas facilities to the gas network. This trend is entirely in line with the Swedegas goal of increasing the proportion of biogas in our network year on year. If you would like further information about connecting biogas production to the gas network, please contact our renewable gas business development representative.

Biogas in the current gas network  

Biogas has been fed into the gas distribution network since the turn of the century. In autumn 2014, two large biogas facilities – GoBiGas and Jordberga – began to feed biogas into the national grid.

GoBiGas, Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project, was Göteborg Energi’s investment in large-scale production of biogas through thermal gasification of biofuel and residue from the forestry industry. A demonstration facility was brought into operation in 2015, and it continued to feed biogas into the national grid until the GoBiGas project came to an end in spring 2018.

The Jordberga biogas facility is the largest anaerobic digestion plant in Sweden for production of biogas. The raw material is mainly locally produced energy crops and agricultural residue. Swedegas has invested in a gas pipeline that links up to the national grid north-east of Trelleborg. The company behind the Jordberga biogas facility is Swedish Biogas International.

Biogas is also fed into the national grid from abroad, mainly from Denmark.