The COLHD consortium consists of 4 knowledge partners, 3 SMEs and 9 industry partners to give a well informed and pragmatic approach to bringing alternative biofuel solutions to road freight transport in Europe.
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Applus IDIADA is a multinational company providing design,engineering, testing and homologation services to the automotive industry.


Bosch is a German multinational engineering and electronics company. Their core products are automotive components including brakes, controls, electrical dries, electronics, fuel systems, generators, starter motors and steering systems.


Repsol is an integrated global energy company based in Madrid, Spain. It is vertically integrated and operates in all areas of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, power generation and trading.

University of Eastern Finland

The University of Eastern Finland was formed through the merging of the University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio. It is a multidisciplinary university, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level education. The four faculties of the UEF offer teaching in nearly 100 major subjects and degree programmes.



Enagás is an international midstream gas company with infrastructures in eight countries: Spain, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Sweden and through Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project in Greece, Italy and Albania. With almost a 50-year history, Enagás has more than 12,000 km of gas pipelines and eight LNG terminals. It is certified as an independent TSO (Transmission System Operator) by the European Union. The company has developed the key infrastructures for the Spanish Gas System and is the main carrier of natural gas in Spain and also the Technical System Manager. More info at:

Bax & Company

Bax & Company is a leading European innovation consultancy. We help corporate directors, entrepreneurs and policy makers to create, execute and manage cutting-edge science and technology enabled initiatives that deliver substantial societal, environmental and economic impact.


Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr is an engineering company in the automotive industry, designing products for powertrain, electronics and vehicle development. In addition to development centres in Berlin, Chemnitz and Gifhorn, IAV operates at sites in France, United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico and the United States.


Polytechnic University of Catalonia, commonly named just as UPC, is the largest engineering university in Catalonia, Spain. It also offers programs in other disciplines such as mathematics and architecture. UPC is a university aiming at achieving the highest degree of engineering/technical excellence and has bilateral agreements with several top-ranked European universities.


MAN is a German mechanical engineering company. It is a subsidiary of automaker Volkswagen AG. Their primary output is for the automotive industry, particularly heavy trucks, buses and the production engines and turbo machinery.


Salzburger Aluminium Group (SAG) produce high performance materials out of aluminium for future-oriented, economical and environmentally friendly solutions.


HAM Group is a leader in the field of natural liquefied gas and natural compressed gas, for industry, mobile-vehicle and maritime, enhancing both efficiency and sustainability.


Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a Dutch speaking uiversity, located in Brussels, Belgium. Providing bachelor, master and doctoral education, the university is organised into 8 faculties that accomplish three central missions: education, research, and service to the community. The faculties cover a broad range of fields of knowledge including the natural sciences, classics, life sciences, social sciences, humanities, and engineering.

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is a public academic institution which is specialised in both academic and research activities in the field of Engineering. CMT-Motores Térmicos is a very dynamic and internationally well-known Research Institute inside the UPV, recognised for its laboratories, which include engine test cells and rigs with state-of-the-art equipment, and also for its expertise in using and developing advanced theoretical tools. Its main research activities are focused on the theoretical-experimental study of all the thermo-fluid dynamic processes in reciprocating internal combustion engines, with the aim of responding to specific demands of the automotive industry.


FordonsGas build and operate gas stations for public vehicles, buses and Heavy-duty vehicles in Sweden. They own and operate a liquefaction plant for Liquid BioMethane, two LBM/LNG stations for Heavy duty vehicles supplied by the liquation plant, 40 CNG stations for public vehicles and also three bus depots. They have a bio part of 75% today and constantly work to increase this part.


Siemens is a German conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe with branch offices abroad. The principal divisions of the company are Industry, Energy, Healthcare, and Infrastructure & Cities, which represent the main activities of the company.

Monfort Transportes

Located in Castellón, Transportes Monfort is a large team of national and international road transport professionals, with more than 80 years experience providing quality service which is direct and efficient, and which is confirmed by their customer’s loyalty.
With the latest technology, the best personnel, and quality service, Transportes Monfort is led by the 4th generation of the family, and today is an international leader in the field of transport and logistics.

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