Five eco-friendly vehicles will operate from September
Italy: city of Trento chooses natural gas to fuel its waste collection fleet
As the result of the need to reduce emissions especially in the historic center, the city will roll out five Iveco Daily next month: three will run on CNG and two on a mix of CNG/hydrogen. The project had been announced in 2010 and is supported by the Ministry of Environment, the municipality of Trento, Fiat Research Center and Dolomiti Energia.
"The urban and architectural features of the historic center, a sensitive area in the city, require greater attention to environmental issues, in order to reduce noise and emissions," says Trento’s press release. Thanks to a call for funding offered by the Ministry of Environment, Fiat could participate in an important innovation program focused on this Italian city.
The automaker carried out a research during the past two years, which allowed a study on the use of hydro-methane
, a new fuel made from the mixture of hydrogen and natural gas, and the design of an info-telematic system for controlling daily activities, which will certify the environmental impact reduction and increased efficiency of operations.
The new fleet of natural gas trucks will replace diesel vehicles operating in the city center and will fuel hydro-methane at a special plant set up by Dolomiti Energia. The project involved a total investment of €930,000: €538,547.41 were provided by the Ministry of Environment and the rest was funded by Dolomiti Energia.Source: Municipality of Trent