Additional BENEFIC subsidies for shore power and L-CNG filling station

  • September 4, 2018

It was announced last month that in the next two years, over 1,000 additional charging and filling points are to be established for passenger cars, electric taxis, electric buses, freight transport and inland waterway vessels in Flanders, the Brussels-Capital Region and the Netherlands. As part of the European BENEFIC project, 21 projects are to receive support totalling EUR 5,657,755 million for (ultra)(fast)charging infrastructure, LNG, CNG and hydrogen filling stations, and shore power installations. In addition, there will also be 22nd project focusing on shore power facilities for inland waterways located in De Zouten. Moreover, a second location for an L-CNG filling station has been selected in Flanders. This brings the total amount granted in subsidies to EUR 5,657,755, divided among 22 projects. The tenderers have two years in which to implement the projects. BENEFIC is part of the EU 'Connecting Europe Facility’ programme, funded by the European Commission. The Flemish Environment Department is coordinating the project.