Joint position on alternative fuels infrastructure
04 January 2022
EFIP, INE and the Inland Waterway Transport sector have formulated a joint position on the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation.
The main proposals from the EFIP 2020 Position Paper on the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive, a goal-based solution and a corridor approach, are reflected in the published AFIR proposal. By not favouring specific fuels/energy sources, the sustainable fuel market can develop following the users’ needs while the relevant infrastructure can be deployed as needed along the corridors.
In order to support the sustainable transition of the sector, the AFIR needs to go further than it does in its current wording. The statement advocates that battery, hydrogen and other sustainable fuels infrastructure are deployed along a corridor approach.