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Sustainable transport the goal for new collaboration with LBC Borås

On behalf of LBC Borås, Glava Energy Center is to drive the work of producing decision-making material for the company's development of a sustainable energy system. The goal for the transport company is to switch from diesel-powered vehicles and reduce the carbon footprint.

– The collaboration with Glava Energy Center is important in several ways. We will gain increased knowledge in energy matters as well as guidance and basis for decisions regarding various stakeholders' products and solutions. It will save time for us so that we can simultaneously focus on what we are good at, says Martin Falck, CEO at LBC Borås AB.

The assignment from LBC Borås is welcomed by Glava Energy Center, which through the collaboration gets the opportunity to apply the innovation cluster's knowledge of sustainable energy systems in a sector that today has a large climate footprint.

– It is stimulating to be able to work with a player who, with customers in focus, invests long-term in sustainability issues. It is a very good example of proactive energy leadership. With electrification, the transport sector can reduce its climate footprint and at the same time become part of the electricity system, with the development of many exciting new business models and technical solutions, says Magnus Nilsson, CEO at Glava Energy Center.

Solar energy can contribute to increased electricity demand

LBC Borås must produce clear objectives, key figures and activities for how the company and its carriers will reduce the carbon footprint by the year 2030. According to Martin Falck, the transition will involve changing from vehicles that run on diesel to vehicles that run on, for example, electricity, biogas and hydrogen gas. In that context, solar energy can play an important role.

– Solar energy can be a way to contribute to our increased need for electricity and a sustainable energy system. We have large areas on both the roofs of our properties and industrial land. If we can use these areas to produce our own electricity and thus contribute to electricity production, that is good because there is a deficit of electricity in the Borås region, says Martin Falck.

"If we don't keep up, we will disappear from the market"

As a major transport operator with a significant environmental impact on the local market, LBC Borås wants to be at the forefront when it comes to sustainability work. The transition must take place in close dialogue with customers and suppliers.

– We also see sustainability work as a competitive advantage and business opportunity. Conversely, the option does not exist. If we don't keep up with these issues, we will lose market share and disappear from the market, over time, says Martin Falck.

Last edited: 30/06 2023