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14 July 2020
Among its wide project portfolio INEA supports many actions devoted to promoting the uptake of alternative fuels for transport.
Transitioning towards greener alternatives for freight and passengers is, in fact, one of the key elements of the EU’s Green Deal and will constitute the backbone of the EU’s investment in the sector in the years to come.
When one thinks of alternative fuels, electricity springs immediately to mind and although it is by far the “greener” way to move freight and people, INEA has been also supporting projects to develop hydrogen and liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure in the EU.
LNG in particular can help mitigate the environmental impact of the sector whilst at the same time keeping costs low. In the recent weeks, many projects have started to deliver LNG infrastructure in Europe.
In Finland, Gasum opened of a new LNG filling station in Lieto. Together with the gas filling station in Turku Harbor, the new station in Lieto strengthens the distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) for the needs of long-haul transport. The project is financed with €2.8 million from the CEF Transport programme and aims at rolling out a network of alternative fuel infrastructure (14 stations).
In Germany, an LNG refueling station for trucks was just inaugurated in Ulm by Rolande in the context of the Connect2LNG project. With a capacity of up to 150 vehicles per day, the fuel station is optimally sized. The project will receive a maximum support from the EU of €4.5 million.
Finally, the studies to build a brand new LNG reloading terminal and bunkering vessels in the port of Gdańsk (Poland) have just been finalised thanks to a grant worth €1 million. Once constructed ships with engines running o LNG will be able to refuel from the port.
Check out all the alternative fuel projects supported by the CEF Transport programme!