The Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation’s travelling exhibition about energy is coming to different towns in the region of Albacete this week. The Energytruck will start its journey on Monday 25 June in Villarobledo on the Paseo de la Virgen, and will remain there until Wednesday 27 June. It will then move to the town of La Roda on Avenida Castelar, on the terrace next to the Adolfo Suárez Park, and it will be there on 28 and 29 June.
In the first week of July, the Energytruck will move to Albacete on 2, 3 and 4, and will be located in the Plaza Altozano. The exhibition will conclude its tour in Hellín, in the Recinto del Mercadillo, and it will be there on 5 and 6 July. The travelling exhibition will be open to the public and is free to visit during the two weeks from 9 am and 2 pm, and from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Since it started in January 2016, the Energytruck has travelled over 48,301.40 kilometres and visited 273 municipalities throughout Spain to inform the general public about energy, the environment and industrial heritage in a fun and interactive way through educational activities run by specialist educators. Over 159,316 people have visited the exhibition, including 64,635 primary, secondary and vocational education students. The remaining 94,681 visited the exhibition through a number of different social groups or on open days.
A large sustainable truck with extensive technological equipment
The truck is equipped with a natural gas twin engine that produces between 15% and 20% less CO2 than conventional diesel engines. Through a dual system and a fuel consumption of approximately 70% diesel and 30% compressed natural gas, the vehicle contributes to improved air quality by reducing PM emissions by 39% and NOx emissions by 30%, compared to a diesel-only vehicle.
The 70-square-metre mobile exhibition boasts a wide range of technological equipment, including audio-visual, interactive and multimedia content, as well as information panels. Visitors will be able to experiment with the content through practical activities centred around them. The project also includes workshops and educational activities led by specialist educators to spread knowledge of science and technology. The activities, which are free, are suitable for all ages and adapted for people with disabilities.