Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation's Gas Museum has designed an exhibition entitled Energytruck, which has visited more than 150 municipalities in Spain since January 2016. It informs the general public about energy, the environment and industrial heritage in a fun and interactive way. through educational activities run by specialised educators. This vehicle exhibit will travel to the region of Badajoz, where it will visit the towns of Badajoz, Montijo, Mérida and Almendralejo from 27 to 31 March.
More specifically, the Energytruck will make its first stop at the Plaza Ronda de El Pilar – Cañones in Badajoz on 27 and 28 March; then it will travel to Montijo, to the Atrium of San Pedro Church on 29 March; on 30 March it will be at the Luistania Bridge in Mérida; and it will finish its tour of the province on 31 March in the Plaza del Mercado in Almendralejo. At every stop, it will be open to the public from 9 am to 2 pm and then from 4 pm to 7 pm, alternating visits from the general public with pre-arranged visits from schools and social groups.
Educational and environmental development
The aim of this Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation project is to contribute to the educational, environmental and cultural development of society, showing what energy is and how we can practice responsible energy consumption in a visual and interactive way. It looks back at the past to show the historic changes and social progress that followed the arrival of gas and electricity, and also looks forward to the future, to reveal what energy will be like in the years to come.
The truck is equipped with a natural gas twin engine that produces between 15% and 20% less CO2 than conventional diesel engines.
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.
Travelling around the whole of Spain
The Energytruck is coming to Cáceres after having visited other autonomous communities, including Castilla-La Mancha, Galicia, the Community of Madrid, Andalusia, Catalonia, Castile and León, the Valencian Community, the Basque Country and La Rioja.
Since it was launched in January 2016, the Energytruck travelling exhibition has been visited by over 78,140 people. More than 35,400 primary, secondary and vocational training students have taken part through their schools, and over 42,730 people have done so through various social groups or on days open to the public.