End conference, Brussels

This event has been Cancelled!

The current situation in the world, linked to the impacts of the coronavirus Covid-19, has led to a series of meeting and travel restrictions.

We have therefore taken the decision to cancel our final seminar for the project GREAT on the 18th of March in Brussels. Public health is the first priority.

Indeed, this is a very unusual and troublesome situation and it’s also very sad not being able to spread the results from our project. If we will have the possibility to arrange a seminar on a later date, we hope that you will join us at that time.

Best regards,

Britt Karlsson-Green
Project manager, GREAT


Time: 18 March 2020, 10.00-15.00 (coffee and registration from 9.30)
Location: Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU, Square de Meeûs 30, Brussels

Join GREAT in Brussels on 18 March 2020 to discuss the future for alternative fuels in Europe reflected in the results of the Action. A day of sharing insights on alternative fuel infrastructure from different perspectives. The climate issue is more relevant than ever before and in cooperation between the EU, private business and regions across four nations GREAT has worked as an enabler for decarbonisation along the northern part of the TEN-T corridor. This by buildning 69 EV fast chargers and one LBG/LNG station as well as promoting alternative fuel vehicles to buyers.

At the conference you will hear about the future for alternative fuel in Europe, reflected in the result and experiences from the Partners in the action. What has been the challenges and benefits from PPP cooperation? Has the Action achieved its targets? Is the Nordic market mature enough to withdraw policy support?

How do we create growing and sustainable business models that makes the shift in the transport sector accelerate? Will The European Green Deal support this transformation and create modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050?

You will also meet the users of the installed alternative fuel infrastructure. What are the benefits and challenges when switching to alternative fuel and alternative fuel vehicles?


Jakob Lagercrantz


Registration and coffee


  • Torbjörn Haak, Ambassador, deputy permanent representative – Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU
  • Anna Jähnke, Regional Development Committee Chair – Region Skåne

Opening Speeches

  • Johan Danielsson, MEP, Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • Charlotte Nørlund-Matthiessen, Policy Assistant in the cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean, Commissioner of Transport
  • Christian Faure, Head of the CEF Transport Unit – Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

GREAT achievements and PPP experiences
What are the main results of GREAT and how does a public private partnership work in practice? The project manager for GREAT shows results and discuss with the private partners building infrastructure in the Action.

  • Britt Karlsson-Green, Project manager GREAT – Region Skåne
  • Peter Maksinen, CEO – FordonsGas Sverige AB
  • Mette Marie Knudsen, Senior Business Development Manager, e-Mobility – E.ON Denmark
  • Richard Ferrer, Head of Innovation Team, CEF Transport – Unit C3 – INEA

The use of EV infrastructure
What is the market trend in EV fast charging? Is the market developing in the pace foreseen and what is the public opinion on EV’s and charging infrastructure? A discussion on recent and future development with a northern European focus.

  • Sonja Haustein, Senior Researcher – Technical University of Denmark
  • Nissan Europe – TBC
  • Renault Europe – TBC
  • Mattias Vendel, Programme Manager, eMobility Solutions, Nordic – E.ON Energilösningar
  • Nikolay Shishkov, founder – uppladdning.nu


The use of LNG/LBG infrastructure
Is LBG a business for the future in Nothern Europe and is it growing as expected? How does the focus on LBG play into the global focus on LNG in transport? A discussion with Swedish LNG/LBG providers and hauliers moving into LNG/LBG.

  • Björn Fredriksson Möller, Senior Specialist CNG/LNG – E.ON Energilösningar
  • Peter Maksinen, CEO – FordonsGas
  • Stefan Karlsson, CEO – Transab / Procab
  • Julia Poliscanova, Director, Clean Vehicles & Emobility – Transport & Environment

Creating a sustainable business for alternative fuels
The market for alternative fuels is still heavily dependent on policy measures supporting growth. How do we create a sustainable business through effective policy measures and when will it happen? Is there a need for harmonising support in the EU?

  • Thomas Becker, Managing Director – STRING
  • Jens Mandrup, Transport Committee Chairman – Capital Region of Denmark
  • Amit Yudan, Director – Ardan
  • Radoslav Markuš, Head of E-mobilty – ZSE
  • Jan Carsten Gjerløw, Director Evig Grønn AS & Clean Fuel Expert – Scandria®Alliance
  • Julia Poliscanova, Director, Clean Vehicles & Emobility – Transport & Environment


Ambitions to follow GREAT
GREAT has been at the forefront in the development of a network for alternative fuel in the northern part of the TEN-T corridor. Now both EV fast charging and LNG/LBG are available both thanks to GREAT and other stakeholders. What will be the next step?

  • Anders Berger, Director Public Affairs – Volvo Group Headquarters
  • Per Löfberg, Project Manager, EVolution Road – Innovation Skåne
  • Axel Volkery, DG MOVE Unit B4 Sustainable & Intelligent Transport
  • Robert Casinge, Head of office, Region Västra Götaland Brussels Office