The European Commission has announced a €1 billion investment through the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF).AFIF is a dedicated instrument that supports the deployment of alternative fuel supply infrastructure. It aligns with the goal of decarbonizing transportation networks across the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), improving sustainability across all modes of transportation, including inland waterways.

The newly launched call for proposals under AFIF, is focused on the establishment of publicly accessible electric recharging pools and hydrogen refuelling stations along the EU’s main transport corridors and hubs.

The funding initiative not only supports high-capacity electric recharging and hydrogen refuelling stations but it also extends to facilitating electricity provision as well as ammonia and methanol bunkering facilities within ports. Projects seeking funding must demonstrate maturity, having received financing approval from Implementing Partners or public/private financial institutions established within the EU.

Applicants are required to submit their proposals electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System. The deadlines for submission are:

  • 24 September 2024 at 17.00 (CET)
  • 11 June 2025 at 17.00 (CET)
  • 17 December 2025 at 17.00 (CET)

Evaluation of proposals will be conducted jointly by the European Commission and the European Climate, Infrastructure, and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). Successful applicants can expect evaluation outcomes approximately four months after the submission deadline, with grant agreements signed within nine months thereafter.

You can find the call for proposal on the CINEA website.