Burgos to welcome the Energytruck, the Naturgy Foundation travelling exhibition about energy

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The Energytruck, a large sustainable truck designed by the Naturgy Foundation, offers a visual and interactive introduction to what energy is and how we can consume it responsibly.

The travelling exhibition is free to visit until 20 September and will travel around different towns in Burgos.

The Naturgy Foundations’ travelling exhibition about energy is coming to Burgos this week. The Energytruck will be on Paseo Sierra de Atapuerca today and is free to visit from 9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm. Then, on Monday 17 September it will be in Ibeas de Juarros (Calle Polideportivo) and on Tuesday 18 in Belorado (Calle Calvario) from 9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm. On Wednesday 19 it will move to Miranda de Ebro and can be visited inside the Colegio Sagrados Corazones from 10 am to 1 pm and 3.30 pm to 5 pm, and on Thursday 20 September it will be in the Antonio Machado Park from 9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm.

Since it started in January 2016, the travelling exhibition has travelled over 52,318 kilometres and visited 289 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 171,681 people have visited the exhibition, including 66,192 primary, secondary and vocational education students. The remaining 105,489 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 specialised educators, who will share their knowledge of science and technology. The activities, which are free, are suitable for all ages and adapted for people with disabilities.