Latest Blue Corridor’s online round table event virtually took place in Athens on April 8. The objective was to demonstrate the contribution and effectiveness of CNG/LNG in reaching the CO2 emission targets as an immediate short-term and mid-term solution in the context of the forthcoming revision of European CO2 Emission Standards in June 2021.
The online event was attended by Greek Governmental Officials, Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the local municipal authorities, the academic society, and the industry’s companies. The event was organized by Prometheus Gas S.A., a joint company of Gazprom Export LLC and Copelouzos Group, in collaboration with Gazprom Export LLC, Uniper SE and Zukunft Gas GmbH.
The panel speakers noted the high potential of using natural gas as a solution in the decarbonization process. Respective steps are made within the European Parliament for the support of the development of the appropriate set of policies aimed at the shift of the industry to lower carbon fuels resulting to lower CO2 emissions. The achievement of the adopted 2050 target for a zero-carbon footprint lies inter-alia with the successful use of natural gas as a fuel for the transport sector. The required set of the supporting programs is already developed at a Governmental level.
Blue Corridor activities initiated in 2008 with the support by PJSC Gazprom aiming to underline the multiple benefits of natural gas in road transportation. Such activities include, among others, the organization of the international Blue Corridor Rally, in which more than 200 natural gas vehicles have participated till now, having covered over 80,000 km passing through 150 cities in Europe and Asia.
Source: Prometheus Gas