28 November 2023
BENEFIC is an innovative cross-border project for the development of charging and refuelling infrastructure for alternative fuels for transport. BENEFIC stands for “BrussEls NEtherlands Flanders Implementation of Clean power for transport”. The main goal of this project was to accelerate the realization of infrastructure for environmentally friendly vehicles and vessels. The lack of sufficient recharging and refuelling infrastructure is still perceived as a barrier when choosing an environmentally friendly vehicle. The Brussels Capital Region, the Dutch national government and the Flemish government initiated BENEFIC to support the rollout of such infrastructure funded by the Connecting Europe Facility programme of the European Union. Specifically, the following infrastructure for alternative fuels and energy carriers were included in the project: electric recharging stations for normal and (super)fast charging, LNG-CNG refuelling points, hydrogen refuelling infrastructure and shore power installations for inland navigation.
The purpose of the closing conference is to change views on and discuss alternative fuels for transport and corresponding infrastructures, and (future) regional, national and European policies. At the closing conference we will let grant applicants speak about the experience of their project within BENEFIC and stakeholders about the future of European policy initiatives and infrastructure funding for alternative fuels for transport. And, of course, we will share the results and lessons-learned of this cross-border and innovative project.
(European) Governments, the broad sector of alternative transportation fuels and all stakeholders involved in the project.
Auditorium 01.43 – Toots Thielemans
Havenlaan 88, 1000 Brussel