What is BENEFIC?
BENEFIC stands for “BrussEls NEtherlands Flanders Implementation of Clean power for transport” and literally means “doing or promoting something good”. The main aim of this project is to speed up the construction of infrastructure for environmentally friendly vehicles and vessels. The lack of adequate refuelling and recharging infrastructure for en-route refuelling or charging is still felt to be a barrier when opting for an environmentally friendly vehicle. The Brussels Capital Region, the National Government of the Netherlands and the Flemish Government want to support the rollout of such infrastructure with European funds. Specifically this concerns the following infrastructure for alternative fuels and energy carriers: electric recharging stations for normal and (ultra) high power charging, LNG-CNG refuelling points, hydrogen refuelling infrastructure and onshore electricity supply installations for inland navigation.
What is CEF?
Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is a major EU financing instrument aimed at promoting growth, jobs and competitiveness by means of targeted investments in infrastructure at European level. It supports the development of effective, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the field of transport, energy and digital services. CEF investments act as links in Europe’s energy, transport and digital backbone.
CEF for Transport is the financing instrument for implementation of EU policy on transport infrastructure. It is aimed at supporting investments in the building of new transport infrastructure in Europe or the repair and upgrading of existing infrastructure.