Biogas, natural gas, hydrogen, vehicle gas and LPG are gas used in the energy sector. These gases are clean and efficient. They reduce climate emissions, improve air quality and are good alternatives to oil-based products for both the industry and in the transport sector. The gases are a natural part of the sustainable society and contribute to efficient energy utilization, more jobs and a cleaner environment.

Promoting greater use of gas

The Swedish Gas Association is a member-funded, industry association dedicated to promoting a greater use of gas energy. We work towards a safe, environmentally responsible and efficient utilization of gas and acts as a voice for all gases where safety, technical matters, marketing and advocacy are key elements.

The gas industry’s joint vision

Through our trade organisation, the Swedish Gas Association, and within the framework of Fossil Free Sweden, we in the Swedish gas industry have drawn up this roadmap to show how energy gases can contribute to promoting fossil-free competitiveness. The roadmap is the result of the commitment and collaboration that has emerged between many of the companies and organisations responsible for the following vision:

  • All energy gases used in Sweden will be completely fossil free by 2045 at the latest.
  • The potential for producing renewable gas will be realised.

Read summary of roadmap for fossil free gas sector in Sweden

Prioritized areas

  • Increase knowledge and acceptance concerning the potential of the gases in the energy sector.
  • Increase awareness of the growth conditions of the gases and the need of political guidelines, goals and strategies.
  • Develop guidelines, industry standards and authorization in the whole gas field.
  • Offer professional courses towards a safe, environmentally friendly and efficient use of gases.

Biogas - from refuse to energy

The report gives a good description of the production process from waste to biogas and how this helps to reduce the refuse mountain and securing energy supplies without impact on the environment, and how Sweden as a world leader, distilling biogas for use in vehicles. The report also gives a brief overview of how biogas is developing around the world. The report has been developed in co-operation between International Gas Union (IGU) and Swedish Gas Association.

Biogas - from refuse to energy (pdf 6,3 MB)

More reading

Biomethane in Sweden market overview and policies (pdf 1,4 MB updated 2024-03-27)

The European Green Deal
In the Fast Lane with Biomethane in Transport (pdf 1,4 MB)

Acknowledging the full potential of biomethane as transport fuel (EBA, pdf 557 kB)

Biogas success stories (pdf 3,5 MB)

Biowaste to biogas (pdf 26,9 MB)

Circular economy

The film describes how biogas closes the cycle and creates a circular economy where waste and residual resources become valuable resources, such as climate friendly biogas, biomethane and biofertilizer.