Dutch grant for the purchase of zero-emission construction equipment or the conversion of existing equipment
Sustainable construction machinery
Clean and Emission-free Construction Equipment (SSEB)
The SEBB offers interesting grant opportunities for Dutch construction companies with plans to purchase zero-emission vehicles and tools, to “retrofit” conversion of existing construction equipment, and to develop relevant new construction machinery, construction equipment, vessels or zero-emission charging infrastructure technology.
Construction Dutch enterprises that have their own construction equipment
Enterprises that rent out construction equipment
Partnerships between the enterprises specified above (specifically for SSEB Innovation)
Partnerships between the enterprises specified above and a non-government organisation or a publicly funded research organisation (specifically for SSEB Innovation)
The available budget for SSEB subsidies in 2023 totals: 60 million euros.
The 'purchase grant' typically reimburses up to 40% (for SMEs up to 50%) of the additional cost compared to a construction equipment with an internal combustion engine, minus 11.25% flat-rate environmental investment allowance (MIA) on the investment cost as mentioned in the agreement, and can reach a grant amount of up to 300,000 euros.
For the 'retrofit grant' (for existing construction equipment converted to zero-emission, or made cleaner by installing a NOx after-treatment system), the same grant allowances continue to apply.
The grant for "innovation projects" typically reimburses 25% of the costs and can reach up to 1 million euros per project. Short preparatory feasibility studies involve a grant of 50% of the costs and a grant amount of up to 50,000 euros.
When to apply
The 2023 application round was originally scheduled to start on 2 January, but it has since been pushed back to 9 May 2023.
To apply for the SSEB procurement grant or retrofit grant: you can do so until 29 December 2023 (12 p.m.) at the latest. However, as long as the grant budget extends. In the 2022 application round, the budget was already exhausted on the first day!
For 'feasibility studies' the following applies: applications can be made from 9 May until 31 December 2023 (12 p.m.) at the latest. But again: as long as the grant budget lasts!
For 'innovation projects' (experimental development), quality is more important than speed: applications can be made from 9 May to 6 September 2023 (5 p.m.). After that, all applications will be evaluated (the best projects will receive grants).
SSEB Purchase: for the purchase of emission-free (zero-emission) construction machinery.
SSEB Retrofit: for the conversion of existing construction equipment and seagoing construction vessels
SSEB Innovation: for the improvement of emission-free (zero-emission) construction machinery and the associated charging infrastructure
Meet the requirements
There are specific terms of eligibility and requirements associated with each of the components of this grant scheme. These include terms relating to the enterprise, the purchase or other agreement and the equipment concerned, as well as requirements with respect to ownership and use. The experts at EGEN can give you more information about this.
Why this grant?
Purpose of SSEB
The goal of the Clean and Emission-free Construction Equipment (Subsidieregeling Schoon en Emissieloos Bouwmaterieel, SSEB) grant scheme is the reduction of nitrogen emissions by construction equipment (construction machinery, auxiliary equipment, construction vehicles and seagoing construction vessels) in order to contribute to the reduction of nitrogen emissions in the construction industry. There are three components to this Dutch scheme: SSEB Purchase, SSEB Retrofit and SSEB Innovation.
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