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European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
Call for proposalsClosed

CEF Transport Blending Facility Rolling Call


Publication date
15 November 2019
Opening date
Deadline model
Multiple cut-off
Deadline dates
14 Feb 2020, 17:00 / 15 May 2020, 17:00 / 28 Aug 2020, 17:00 / 20 Nov 2020, 17:00 / 15 Feb 2021, 17:00 (CET)


The CEF Transport Blending Facility is an innovative approach to promote the substantial participation of private sector investors and financial institutions in projects contributing to the environmental sustainability and efficiency of the transport sector in Europe. The CEF Transport Blending Facility will support two areas that will deliver on the Commission's agenda for a clean and digital transport system:

  • Deployment of the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
  • Deployment of Alternative Fuels

It is implemented via a cooperation framework between the European Commission and Implementing Partners to support Blending Operations, i.e. investments combining the use of grants and/or financial instruments from the EU budget and financing from the Implementing Partners (via a loan, debt, equity or any other repayable form of support).

With a budget of €298 million, the grant component of the Blending Operations under the CEF Transport Blending Facility is managed by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA). Promoters can apply for the CEF TBF grants only with the support of the EIB or other Implementing Partners.