About the Swedish Gas Association
Biogas, natural gas, hydrogen, vehicle gas and LPG are gases 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 industry, as well as 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.
Altogether, these five gases today represent 4 percent of the Swedish energy supply. By increasing their use, the Swedish Gas Association believes that a number of political objectives in the field of reducing climate and environmental emissions could be reached. Therefore, the association and its members have set up an ambitious target to increase from 4 to 7 percent of the Swedish energy supply by the year 2020.
The Swedish Gas Association is a member-funded, industry association dedicated to promoting a greater use of these gases for energy. The association works 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 association also promotes R&D within the sector through its shares in the Swedish Gas Centre, SGC, where some bigger gas companies are the other share holders. The assignment of SGC is to co-ordinate Swedish industrial interest in R&D concerning gas fuel technology.
Prioritized areas of the Swedish Gas Association are:
- 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.
Read more about biogas in Sweden