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Expert group on alternative fuels seeking applicants to advise the European Commission on Clean Power for Transport

The European Commission has, on 23 April, called for applications from experts in the alternative fuels sector to apply for membership of a Sustainable Transport Forum (STF) to help the Commission to advance its Clean Power for Transport strategy, that aims to help develop a single market for alternative fuels for transport in Europe.

According to the Commission, Transport in Europe is 94% dependent on oil, 84% of it being imported, with a bill up to €1 billion per day, and increasing costs to the environment.

Research and technological development have led to successful demonstrations of alternative fuel solutions for all transport modes. Alternative fuels are urgently needed to break the over-dependence of European transport on oil, but market take-up, however, requires additional action.

The forum will assist the Commission in implementing the Union’s activities and programmes aimed at fostering the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure to contribute to the European Union energy and climate goals.

The STF will bring together Member States and the alternative fuels industry to enable a structured dialogue, exchange of best practices and coordination, thus providing the opportunity to discuss practical issues that could be encountered during the implementation process of Directive 2014/94/EU.

The group of experts will consist of maximum of 60 members and will be chaired by a representative of the Commission.

Members are expected to be involved in the alternative fuels domain at Union in public or private organisations active in the transport and energy in mineral oil products; biofuels; natural gas; electricity; hydrogen; manufacturers; suppliers; research and innovation; investment and financing; operators and users; technical standardisation; regional and local, including urban, authorities; social partners or civil society.

The Call for Applications from organisations meeting the criteria should be receivednot later than 18 May 2015.

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