The European Union’s (EU) TEN-T Programme has committed over € 2m to co-finance a pilot deployment of compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations on northern Sweden’s main road network
The aim of the project is to upgrade and extend the existing alternative fuel infrastructure to enable the supply of safer, greener and cheaper CNG, while encouraging the use of CNG and create a market opportunity for CNG and liquefied natural gas (LNG) investors.
The project will cover two new CNG filling stations in Härnösand and Umeå, and improve existing stations at Sundsvall and Skellefteå in northern Sweden.
The results will be used to develop best practice for organisations entering the CNG market and support decision-making for other possible CNG filling stations. The project will also inform on how to accelerate market development of CNG and LNG infrastructure along roads in specific regions where the distance between urban centres and gas distribution grids is too long, or where such a grid does not exist.
The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Annual Call 2013, priority ‘Decarbonisation (Oil substitution or environmental cost reduction)’. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.
Original author: Alexia