The overall objective of the Action is to create market trust and attract new customers to use natural gas and bio-methane in transport, in order to support to achieve the national and European targets in the area of alternative fuels and in decarbonisation of transport. The Action consists of a study with pilot deployment of LNG (liquified natural gas) and CNG (compressed natural gas) technology in Slovakia to contribute to decarbonisation of road and river transport through transition to innovative, environmental and sustainable technologies.
The pilot includes: 14 L2CNG stations (LNG and CNG fuelling infrastructure network supplied by LNG), 3 LNG stations and a LNG liquefaction plant. The Action will deliver a business plan with objectives for commercial sustainability for a future large-scale implementation on other sections of corridors in Slovakia and in neighbouring countries.
The Action will be deployed along three TEN-T Core Network Corridors crossing Slovakia (Rhine-Danube, Baltic-Adriatic and Orient/East-Med). The total length of the Core Network covered is 590 km of roads and the Action provides LNG to the Port of Bratislava on Rhine-Danube corridor.