Maria Malmkvist has been appointed new Managing Director for the Swedish Gas Association – Energigas Sweden. Maria succeeds Anders Mathiasson who is retiring after 12 years in the organization. The succession takes place on February 15th. The uses of different gases are widening in Sweden. One good example is the transport sector where gas is now used from private cars up to large vessels.
Maria Malmkvist holds an engineering degree from the Technical University of Linköping, has a broad background in the energy sector and is currently Head of Analyses at the Swedish Gas Association. Ahead of that position Maria has worked at WSP and for the Swedish Energy Authority, where she was the Head of Unit and Deputy Head of Department.
According to NGVA Europe (www.ngva.eu), Sweden has 166 natural gas filling stations in operation. Energigas Sweden reported that for the first six months of 2015, the proportion of biomethane (renewable natural gas) in fuel sales had risen to 73 percent, a historically high level and evidence of rising demand.
(Source: Swedish Gas Association)