The European Union’s TEN-T Programme has committed over € 150 000 to national policy development for the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Portuguese road transport.

LNG is a greener, cheaper alternative to conventional fuel and has the potential to reduce the emissions of freight trucks on European highways. The initiative is part of a larger project aiming to develop an integrated energy action plan for fuel diversification in the transport sector.

EU funding is being provided with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Annual Call 2013. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency. The TEN-T programme provides financial support to aid the construction and upgrade of transport infrastructure across the European Union.
Original author: Alexia