Finnish companies apply for EU support for electricity and hydrogen refuelling stations
Finnish companies apply for EU funding for building recharging points for electric cars in the Baltic States and for hydrogen stations for heavy goods vehicles in Finland and Denmark. The Ministerial Finance Committee endorsed the applications on 26 October 2023.
Neste Corporation and Neste Markkinointi Oy apply for EUR 1.9 million in EU funding for building recharging points for electric cars in the Baltic states. The aim of their project is to build a network of public fast charging points for 19 service stations. Two charging points will be built in Estonia, nine in Latvia and eight in Lithuania. The Finnish parent company is responsible for coordinating the investment while the local subsidiaries are responsible for infrastructure construction, among other things.
Vireon Hydrogen Oy is applying for EUR 4.2 million in funding for constructing green hydrogen refuelling stations for heavy goods transport in Finland. The company aims to build a network of green hydrogen refuelling stations that extends from Northern Finland through Sweden and Denmark to Continental Europe. The project includes seven public hydrogen-refuelling stations that can service both passenger cars and heavy goods vehicles. As to Finland, four stations are planned to be built in the following locations: Tornio, Liminka, Jyväskylä and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The project also includes a construction plan for Denmark.
The Ministerial Finance Committee handles all applications submitted by Finnish actors who apply for support under the Connecting Europe Facility Transport Programme. A Member State's support is required also when a project is not planned in Finland but is coordinated by a Finnish company.
The call of applications for alternative fuels under the Connecting Europe Facility Transport Programme will end on 7 November 2023. The website of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom provides more information on the current call of applications which is the fifth and, for the time being, the last one for alternative fuels. It is possible that a new call for applications will open in 2024.
Marjukka Vihavainen-Pitkänen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 40 825 1255, marjukka.vihavainen-pitkanen(at)gov.fi