Pico Truncado’s plant will supply the fuel
Argentina’s first HCNG patrol car
This is a Chevrolet Corsa Classic and belongs to the police district Nº 1 of Santa Cruz province. The vehicle is equipped with Italian technology, which was installed by the firm GNC Flores and approved by the National Gas Regulatory Agency (Enargas, as in its Spanish acronym), and operates with a blend of hydrogen and compressed natural gas.
The car was introduced in the city of Pico Truncado, where the Hydrogen Experimental Plant is currently located, with the presence of the local mayor and also president of the Santa Cruz Hydrogen Foundation, Osvaldo Maimó. Along with city officials, reported El Periódico Austral, the presentation was attended by the police district chief Víctor Ramos and members of the plant.
With this initiative, the objective is to obtain a 60 percent savings in fuel costs for police vehicles in the Patagonian province. Authorities also aim to improve the industrialization of the plant and test different brands of vehicles to increase blended fuels conversions.
It is worth mentioning that GNC Flores is training the hydrogen plant personnel in the use of this modern technology and that the plant’s production will be mainly used as fuel for the municipal fleet as well as for vehicles that provide public transportation services at Pico Truncado.