The natural gas and alternative fuel industry is strongly promoting different initiatives throughout Mexico and will gather its efforts next year in an event that seeks to further boost the sector: AltFuels Mexico 2018. The event will take place on 23-26 April at the World Trade Center of Mexico City with the presence of experts, organizations and companies from all over the world, as well as more than 170 exhibitors and an attendance of 5,500 visitors.
One of these initiatives is led by the Ministry of Mobility Transportation (SMyT) of the State of Morelos which, in collaboration with carriers and fleet operators, plans to convert vehicles to natural gas in order to improve air quality and also reduce fuel costs.
David Martínez, head of SMyT, highlighted the importance of renewing vehicles with more than 10 years old, as well as the conversion of these to reduce operating costs and the emission of pollutants. The use of natural gas as fuel would reduce in Morelos 45,000 tons of CO2 and 9,000 kilograms of particulate material (PM10) per year.
Martínez noted that a fund is being planned with the support of financial institutions and through a program managed by SMyT, to support transporters in the conversion of their vehicles.
This conversion to natural gas is part of the actions undertaken by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for energy transition and the commitments acquired in the State Development Plan.
Source: Government of Morelos