GAINN4MED

The role of Consorzio 906:
Project administration and technical support

The GAINN4MED project, which was approved by the European Commission as part of the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) Transport Call 2016, coordinated by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MIT), aims to launch and test the industrial development phase of the national LNG network in the start-up period (2017-2020).

The action includes the pilot development, in a real-life context, of a network of six CNG/LNG fuel stations in Italy along the Mediterranean and Scan-Med corridors. They will be supported by ISO containers, together with a fleet of HGVs to allow for effective testing and launch of the network.

Objectives

  • Development of CNG/LNG fuel stations across Italy
  • Implementation of innovative LNG supply chain solutions
  • Development of conditions appropriate for the formation and development of sustainable alternative fuel technology
  • Adoption of LNG as an alternative fuel

GAINN4MED: statistics


6

Construction of 6 fuel stations

18

cryogenic multimodal ISO containers, as part of the new supply chain

6

million euro of EU funding

36

months of work

    GAINN4MED: partners

    Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale, Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Orientale, Consorzio 906, Dalla Bernardina, ECOS Distributori, Liquimet.

    Business

    • 1. Construction of 6 CNG/LNG roadside fuel stations in the Verona, Prato, Nola, Bari, Messina and Cagliari areas
      2. Development of the intermodal logistics chain by creating a supply chain of 18 ISO containers/multimodal cryogenic tanks and creating safety zones for the ISO containers at 3 multimodal land terminals
      3. Development of initial demand through the acquisition and fitting-out of a fleet of LNG-fuelled HGVs
      4. Analysis and testing of the use and diffusion of bio-LNG in the transport sector
      5. Training platform to be set up for land-based operators
      6. Elaboration of a national business plan aimed at large-scale use of the technology over the medium and long term

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    Timing

    Mar 2017 - Mar 2020

    Budget

    € 12.155.000 total cost
    € 6.077.500 UE funding

    Launch and pilot development of the national LNG network in Italy in the start-up period, 2017-2020

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