The European Commission has issued a Call for Proposals for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) financial programme. The main objective of CEF Transport is to help complete the TEN-T Core Network and its Corridors by 2030. A total budget of €26.2 billion (USD 33 billion) has been allocated to co-fund projects in the EU Member States for the period 2014-2020, including for CNG and LNG infrastructure for transportation fuel.
This is the first call according to the new TEN-T guidelines (2014-2020) facilitating CNG and LNG infrastructure project applications, as Art. 39 “New on technologies and innovation” refers to a) the decarbonisation of transport through transition to innovative transport technologies; b) enable the decarbonisation of all transport modes by stimulating energy efficiency as well as the introduction of alternative propulsion systems and the provision of corresponding infrastructure; c) reduce external costs, such as pollution of any kind, including noise, congestion and health damage. CNG and LNG can play a strong role in the context of these objectives!
All details on the application procedure and the different requirements are accessible via the CEF website: inea.ec.europa.eu/en/cef/cef_transport/apply_for_funding/cef_transport_call_for_proposals_2014.htm.
The Guide for Applicants and the Application Form for all the 2014 CEF Transport Calls will be made available on the CEF Transport website by Friday, 26 September 2014. Please keep checking the Calls page regularly if you plan to submit a project proposal. The deadline to submit applications for all the 2014 Calls is 26 February 2015.
(Source: European Commission)