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Infrastructure for alternative fuels: €352 million in EU funding for low- or zero-emission transport projects

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The Commission has announced the 26 projects from 12 member states that will receive funding for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure along the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). This funding amounts to around €352 million in the form of EU grants under the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF), under the umbrella of the Connecting Facility in Europe (MIE) (Connecting Europe Facility), with additional capital from financial institutions to increase the impact of investments.

These projects will accelerate the creation of the comprehensive network of alternative fueling infrastructure necessary for the widespread use of low- or zero-emission vehicles in all modes of transportation. Today's decision constitutes the second round of AFIF funding for 2023; in March 2023, 189 million euros had already been allocated.

Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean said: “The numerous applications for AFIF funding we have received highlight the transport sector's interest in continuing the transition to more sustainable transport – on the roads, in the sky and at sea Our investment of €352 million will result in around 12,000 charging points, 18 hydrogen refueling stations and the electrification of ports and airports, including the Port of Rotterdam and 37 Spanish airports."

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