The European Union has set the target of increasing the share of biofuels and so-called alternative fuels, including natural gas, in traffic to 10 and 20 %, respectively, by 2020.

In order to overcome these barriers, a European project called GasHighWay has been established, aiming at promoting the uptake of gaseous vehicle fuels, namely biomethane and CNG, and especially the realisation of a comprehensive network of filling stations for these fuels spanning Europe from the north, Finland and Sweden, to the south, Italy – in other words: the GasHighWay.

Picture: Martti Hänninen, Finland

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