The Naturgy Foundation travelling exhibition about energy reaches Barcelona for the Salón Expominer 2018, which will take place from 9 to 11 November in the Fira de Barcelona (palace number 1 at the Montjuïc complex). The organisation collaborates with this event to offer a visual and interactive introduction to what energy is and how we can consume it responsibly. The Energytruck can be visited from 10 am to 8.30 pm on 9 and 10 November, and from 10 am to 8 pm on 11 November.
The Foundation will also be present at the opening ceremony of the Salón on Friday 9 November in the section for educational talks with a talk by Manuel Calvo, Director of Energy and the Environment at the Naturgy Foundation. Other attendees will include Jordi Portabella, Director of the Department of Scientific Research and CosmoCaixa, Xavier Obradors, Director of the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), Carles Miravitlles, Chairman of the Organiser Committee of the Salón Expominer, founder of the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) and researcher at the CSIC (National Scientific Research Council), and Luis Calvo, institutional coordinator of the CSIC in Catalonia.
A large sustainable truck with extensive technological equipment
Since it started in January 2016, the Energytruck travelling exhibition has travelled close to 54,700 kilometres and visited 301 municipalities throughout Spain to inform the general public about energy, the environment and industrial heritage through educational activities run by specialist educators. Over 182,800 people have visited the exhibition, including 70,000 primary, secondary and vocational education students. The remaining 112,800 are from a number of different social groups or on open days.
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.
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 emissions of particles by 39% and NOx emissions by 30%, compared to a diesel-only vehicle.