The first QC, Folkemødet and Almedalen

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GREAT News, June 2016

GREAT is busy promoting alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles to increase decarbonisation. One important part of this is to lobby for well performing incentives and policy measures at all levels of government. These months leading up to summer is full of events where we will present GREAT and our cause at various political forums. Continue through this newsletter to get an update on recent and upcoming events connected to GREAT.

What's left to be built?

We are happy to pass the first infrastructure milestone and to make progress with the installation of the first three Quick Chargers in Sweden.

Grand Opening

Tuesday, May 31st it was time to celebrate the opening of the first three Quick Chargers built within GREAT. Hosted by E.ON, the event was held at the new charging station at Nobelvägen in Malmö where E.ON now runs a unique alternative fuel hub with Quick Charging as well as CNG refuelling. Guests defied the rainy skies to listen to opening speeches, mingle over lunch and test dive EVs and CNG cars.

Jarkko Ahlbom, ‎Manager, Zero Emission Strategy at Nissan Nordic Europe, Britt Karlsson-Green, GREAT Project Manager, Jonas Abrahamsson, CEO, E.ON Nordic and Thomas Hansson, Region Skåne, Regional Development Committee Chairman and STRING Chairman, all stressed the importance of GREAT in the work towards decarbonisation of the transport sector in the region. The opening also resulted in a joint press release which can be found here (Swedish only)

Thanks to all who attended, turning this into a fantastic start for the building phase of GREAT.

Upcoming Events

The following dates GREAT will be represented. If you would like to suggest participation or add items to the list, please contact the coordinating team on the addresses at www.great-region.org

Date

Event

June 18

Folkemødet, Bornholm
Full speed ahead - but on what?
See details below

June 20-22

TEN-T Days
Find GREAT at the E-mobility projects booth and the NGVA booth.

July 7

Almedalen, Gotland
Full speed ahead - but on what?
See details below

August 19

Mötesplats Skåne, Malmö

September 
20-22

Fehmarnbelt Days, Hamburg
Part of the exhibition and arranging the semninar: A better way – Alternative Energy in Transportation on September 22nd.
www.fehmarnbeltdays.com

Full speed ahead - but on what?

Two of Scandinavia’s largest political evets, Danish Folkemødet and Swedish Almedalen are coming up. GREAT is present and will be co-hosting seminars with the title: Full speed ahead – but on what?

Folkemødet

Time: Saturday, June 18 12:30 to 14:00
Place: The Greater Copenhagen tent A43 - Danchells Plant

Participating are Karin Svensson Smith (MP), Member of the Swedish Parliament, Committee on Transport and Communications Chairman, Jens Mandrup, Chairman of the Environment and Transport Committee, Capital Region, Thomas Hansson, Chairman Regional Development Committee, Region Skåne and Chairman of STRING, Steen Christiansen, Mayor of Albertslund and Chairman of Greater Copenhagen and Skåne Committee, Anne Grete Holmsgaard, director BioRefining Alliance, Søren Møller Thomsen, CEO of FDM, Susanne Tolstrup, Communications Manager, E.ON Denmark

Almedalen

Time: Thursday, July 7, 12:30 to 13:15
Place: Öresundshuset, Hästgatan 1, Visby

Participating are Ibrahim Baylan (S), Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, Alexandra Österplan, PR- & Communications Manager, Nissan, Krister Thulin, Manager Busses, Scania-Bilar Sverige AB, Tina Helin, CEO, E.ON Gas Sweden AB, Ilmar Reepalu (S), Deputy Chairman Regional Development Committee, Region Skåne, Pontus Lindberg (M), Deputy governor and Second Deputy Chairman Regional Development Committee, Region Skåne

New Activity Leader - Activity 4

Mr. Bo Ramberg, CEO of FordonsGas AB is the new Activity Leader for Activity 4, Implementation of pilot infrastructure, LNG. He is replacing Mr. Staffan Johannesson, E.ON Biofor, since June 1st, who is moving to new challenges at Volvo Cars. Bo has been active in GREAT since the start and the coordinator is grateful that he will take over the responsibility for Activity 4. GREAT would also like to wish Staffan all the best for the future and thank him for his dedicated support and work in the project.

C-LNG station in Högbytorp delayed

The C-LNG site in Högbytorp/Stockholm has been delayed. The filling station is part of a bigger project where E.ON is planning a CHP Plant and a Biogas plant supporting Northern Stockholm on the Ragn-Sells lot in Upplands Bro.
 
Unfortunately the planned location of the C-LNG station is within Ragn-Sells environmental permit and a new position closer to E18 has been selected. This requires a new planning process from the municipality, delaying the building process with about one year.

GREAT predicts:

- A growing number of companies that see and embrace the corporate image gains from a focus on green transportation.
 
One example is Swedish corporation Lindab that has committed to gradually replace their 700 diesel and petrol-driven vehicles with plug-in hybrids, which emit a maximum of 50 g of carbon dioxide per kilometre. The rollout starts by replacing 70 of the 200 vehicles in the Swedish fleet. “Driving around in conventional vehicles powered by fossil fuels doesn't fit well with our message around the value of clean air and energy efficiency with minimal environmental impact," says Lindab's Fredrik Liedholm.

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