Intended start during 2024
Hydrogen in Mobility grant scheme
One of the goals of the Dutch Climate Agreement is to develop 50 hydrogen refuelling stations by the year 2050. Currently, our country has 14 public hydrogen refuelling stations, some of which are suitable for heavy road transport. Further scale-up and roll-out requires technology development, testing and investments. The gridlock between available refuelling infrastructure and vehicles is also a factor.
Previously, several grant instruments have been deployed, such as IPCEI Hydrogen (for applications in mobility and transport) and DKTI-Transport (hydrogen pilots). However, the (Dutch) government is currently working on a new ‘Temporary Grant Scheme Hydrogen In Mobility’. This page gives an overall impression of the plans.
Hydrogen in Mobility overview
Collaborating parties (consortia) from across the hydrogen chain (including hydrogen production, transport and distribution, refuelling infrastructure, truck manufacturers, shippers and transport companies) are envisaged.
The grant scheme is likely to start with a budget of 22 million euros. Further increases are obvious, as a multiple seems necessary to achieve the policy goals (KA and AFIR).
When to apply?
The grant scheme is still under preparation (spring 2023). Summer 2023 will first start an internet consultation ('public participation round'). The scheme is expected to be published in the Government Gazette in the first half of 2024. Only then will it be possible to submit grant applications.
The grant is intended for consortia with project proposals linking refuelling infrastructure and vehicles. The focus is on logistics and heavy road transport. A 'purchase grant' is envisaged, which will compensate for the uneconomic top of refuelling station and vehicle. The scheme will probably work according to the tender principle: projects with relatively the lowest grant demand (in euros per kg CO2) will be honoured first. Regional spread is also likely to be a factor into the assesment.
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Hydrogen in mobility conditions
Grant conditions are not known at this time.
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