The Naturgy Foundations’ travelling exhibition about energy is coming to La Rioja this week. The Energytruck will be in the El Silo area in Calahorra until 26 September and is free to visit between 9 am – 2 pm, and 4 pm – 7 pm. It will then be in Estella, Navarre from Thursday 27 September onwards.
Since it started in January 2016, the travelling exhibition has travelled over 52,785 kilometres and visited 293 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 174,298 people have visited the exhibition, including 66,979 primary, secondary and vocational education students. The remaining 107,319 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.