Greener lorries thanks to CEF support
Freight road transport is a key element in the logistics chain from producer to final consumer, allowing products to reach the furthest corners of the European Union and beyond.
CEF Transport is seeking to mitigate the negative environmental impact of road transport by promoting, through its grants, the shift to alternatives fuels for road (be it for freight or for passenger transport). This is in line with the recently published report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre titled “The Future of Road Transport”, which specifically mentions: “Biofuels (liquid or gaseous transport fuels such as biodiesel and bioethanol which are made from biomass”) are also an important renewable alternative to fossil fuels”.
One Action which is already delivering on this is the INEA managed project “LBG: Fuelling Renewable Transport in the Visegrad countries”. The Action aims to support the transition from fossil fuels to the use of the renewable fuel Liquefied Biogas (LBG) for road transport. It is part of a Global Project focusing on the realisation of 4 small plants for the production of LBG and Liquefied Natural gas (LNG), a network of 20 fuelling stations to sell the produced LBG and the LNG in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, and an initial fleet of 225 trucks. 15 of these trucks are already in operation, transporting goods around Europe.