The GREAT project saw its mid term conference  in Copenhagen on June 8, 2017. Travelling by diesel train and diesel powered ferries from Hamburg  amid torrid rain storms there was little alternative fuelling in sight. The ferry was spotting a door on one of the decks indicating “CO2 Rum” that might be pointing to some innovative storage solution on board! The GREAT project, co-financed by the EU TEN T program, however is steaming ahead with e-on putting in 70 fast chargers (see picture) along TEN T corridors towards 2018, taking up to 6 months of installation time so far.

The GREAT project will make TEN-T Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor between Hamburg and Oslo/Stockholm one of the first to meet the EU’s directive for alternative fuels. The project will contribute to the decarbonisation of the transport sector, and therefore has the potential to make the corridor an EU best-practice example on how to meet environmental and climate challenges. The unique combination of regional public authorities and private companies working together creates opportunities for new and dynamic developments.

The GREAT project is initiated by the political network STRING as a way to meet the urgent need to lower harmful emission levels from European road transportation, both light and heavy.