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Precise theme tackled by the practice: 
Production of green electricity and renewable vehicle fuel
Objectives of the practice: 
To produce green electricity and renewable vehicle fuel from biogas.
Location
Country: 
Sweden
Region or District or Metropolitan Area or Municipality: 
Växjö
Detailed description of the practice
Description of the practice: 
Sundet is a wastewater threatment plant in Växjö, Sweden. In the plant househoold waste and sewage wastewater is threated and digested to biogas. Some of the biogas is used for electricity production and some of the biogas is upgraded to biomethane and then sold as transport fuels. The plant consists of 2 reactors of 1700m3 volume each. At the moment a filling station for city bused are being built, and when it is finished 18 city buses in Växjö will run on biomethane.
Evaluation
Possible demonstrated results: 
2000 MWh green electricity produced yearly
Possible success factors: 
strong political support, reliable technology
Lessons learnt from the practice: 
Sundet Biogas Växjö Biogas for vehicle fuel Case Study Biogas © 2012 | Layout: tsw.co.at; author: Erik Blomgren; photographs: Dan Waldemarsson and Erik Blomgren By replacing diesel and gasoline as vehicle fuel, the emissions of CO2 will be significantly lower when using biogas. Since it is possible to avoid the release of methane as a greenhouse gas and instead use it to produce green electricity,heat and vehicle fuel, the effect for the climate is very significant.
Contact information: 
Erik Blomgren, erik.blomgren@energikontorsydost.se
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