Swedish-Californian Joint Task Force for Biogas
Sweden is to help start a project in California to develop a transportation system based on biogas.
The decision to start a cooperative task force came during a meeting between Swedish Minister of Education Lena Sommestad and Terry Tamminen, Cabinet Secretary for California Governor Arnold Schwarzennegger. It will be made up a government and industry representatives from Sweden and California.
Sweden has the largest fleet of biogas-fuelled vehicles in the world, with approximately 7000 biogas cars. The Environment Ministry says that by 2010 Sweden could be producing and distributing enough biogas for approximately 80,000 vehicles.
California has set a target of reducing emissions of carbon dioxide by 80 per cent by 2050.