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R&D, demonstration and incentive programmes effectiveness to facilitate and secure market introduction of alternative motor fuels

Objective

The European Commission has set the objective to substitute 20% of motor fuel consumption by new and alternative fuels by the year 2020. Three categories of fuels are envisaged: biofuels, natural gas and hydrogen. There are many constraints for a market introduction and large-scale application of these fuels. In any case big efforts will be needed to reach the objectives of the European Commission. Certain alternative fuels are closer to market maturity than others. Biofuels could achieve market maturity rather soon (estimated up to 2010), while hydrogen is much further away from market maturity (estimated up to 2020). So the actions to secure their market introduction may require different approaches. Although a general European approach is most obvious, country-specific conditions and constraints may require different approaches in different countries.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-TREN-1
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK (FLEMISH INSTITUTE FOR TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH)
Address
Boeretang 200
Mol
Belgium

Participants (4)

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
6Th Km Charilaou-thermi Rd., P.o. Box 361
Thermi, Thessaloniki
JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
SOUTH EAST EUROPEAN TRANSPORT RESEARCH FORUM
Greece
Address
6Th Km Charilaou-thermi Rd.
Thermi, Thessaloniki
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND)
Finland
Address
P.o. Box 1000
Espoo