The European Commission will support the development of 15 refuelling stations for LNG vehicles and one for hydrogen as part of the “ECO-net” Project, coordinated by Enagás. Scale Gas, a start-up established through Enagás Emprende, the Enagás corporate venturing programme, will develop the projects.
The project has an overall budget of 13 million euros and includes the construction of alternative fuelling stations for heavy vehicles and cars within a period of up to three years. These supply points, 15 LNG and one hydrogen - the first in Spain at 700 bar pressure - will part of the Spanish corridors of the Trans-European Transport Network.
In addition to financial support from the European Commission, the project has a loan from the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) covering approximately 50% of the project, with Enagás contributing the remaining amount from its own resources.