The Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation’s travelling exhibition about energy is coming to Ciudad Real this week. The Energytruck will be in Alcázar de San Juan on Avenida Herencia, next to the municipal swimming pool, today and it can be visited until Friday 25 May.
On Monday 28 May, the Energytruck will move to the town of Membrilla in the Plaza Colón, where it can be visited until Tuesday 29 May. It will then move to the car park of the Alfonso Suárez park in Malagón on Wednesday 30 May and will remain there until Friday 1 June.
The travelling exhibition will continue its route to Puertollano, where it will arrive in the steel square next to the Ermita de la Virgen Gracia on Monday 4 June. It will be there until Wednesday 6 June. The Energytruck will conclude its tour in the town of Manzanares, where it will be in the Pológono park, which can be accessed via Avenida Don Emilian García Roldán, on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 May.
The travelling exhibition is free to visit in all the towns of the region between 9 am and 2 pm and 4 pm and 7 pm. The opening times will vary in Membrilla: 8.30 am to 2 pm, and 4 pm to 7 pm.
Since it started in January 2016, the Energytruck has travelled over 47,901.40 kilometres and visited 267 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 155,367 people have visited the exhibition, including 62,767 primary, secondary and vocational education students. The remaining 92,600 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.