The Naturgy Foundations’ travelling exhibition about energy is coming to Valladolid this week. The Energytruck will be in the Plaza de España of Arroyo de la Encomienda today and tomorrow and is free to visit between 9 am – 2 pm, and 4 pm – 7 pm. On Wednesday 12 September it will move to Venta de Baños in Palencia and from 13 September it will travel around different villages in Burgos.
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.
The Naturgy Foundation
Set up by Naturgy in 1992, the Naturgy Foundation seeks to educate, train, inform and raise awareness throughout society of energy and environmental issues. It also develops Social Action programmes both nationally and internationally, by influencing particular initiatives aimed at alleviating energy vulnerability. In terms of culture, it promotes initiatives geared towards both preserving and communicating the historical heritage of the gas and electricity sector through the Gas Museum and the Barque Museum, as well as artistically educating and stimulating society through the multidisciplinary space at its Contemporary Art Museum.