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News article22 September 2016Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport

Setting-up an expert group on alternative transport fuels – The Sustainable Transport Forum

Setting-up an expert group on alternative transport fuels – The Sustainable Transport Forum.

Following the adoption of Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure the European Commission announces the creation of the Sustainable Transport Forum (STF).

The STF should help the Commission to advance the application of the Clean Power for Transport strategy and facilitate the implementation of Directive 2014/94/EU. It shall assist the Commission in implementing the Union’s activities and programmes aimed at fostering the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure to contribute to the European Union energy and climate goals.

The STF will bring together Member States and alternative fuels industry stakeholders. It will enable a structured dialogue, exchange of best practices and coordination, thus providing the opportunity to discuss practical issues that could be encountered during the implementation process of Directive 2014/94/EU.

The European Commission published today the Decision on setting-up an expert group on alternative transport fuels – The Sustainable Transport Forum .

The STF will operate with the following structure: a plenary, a secretariat, and non-permanent technical sub-groups to further develop the actions outlined in the Commission Decision. The STF envisages in particular to:

  1. provide advice and technical expertise to the Commission on the development and implementation of legislation, policies, projects and programmes in the field of alternative transport fuels and contribute towards an energy-efficient, decarbonised transport sector.
  2. facilitate exchanges of information on initiatives, projects and partnerships dealing with alternative transport fuels;
  3. deliver opinions, submit reports, or develop and propose innovative solutions to the Commission, either at the latter's request or on its own initiative, on any matter of relevance to the promotion of alternative transport fuels in the Union.

Call for Applications

A Call for Applications for the selection of STF members accompanies the Commission's Decision. (updated 24/04/2015)

The European Commission is looking forward to applications from organisations meeting the criteria outlined in the call not later than 18 May 2015.

Appendices to the Call for Applications: PDF , MS Word , ODT (updated 24/04/2015)

Results of the Call for Applications

Composition of the STF membership (published 2015/06/15)


Publication date
22 September 2016
Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport