The Portuguese logistics and distribution transport companies HAVI, Santos e Vale and Transportes Paulo Costa & Ferreira have acquired IVECO and Scania Group LNG trucks within the framework of the ECO-GATE action, which is co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF program).
These companies will contribute to the ECO-GATE action by making use of some of the innovative and advanced L-CNG stations placed through the Atlantic and Mediterranean Road Core Network Corridors of Portugal and Spain. This will ensure the use of these refueling facilities and, hence, secure the collection and analysis of meaningful operational data for the L-CNG refueling operators to feed in the ECO-GATE study.
Moreover, the trial operation and monitoring of the advanced and conventional natural gas vehicles has been recently launched. Transport companies will test and monitor the LNG heavy duty vehicles to analyze technology performance, vehicle emissions and fuel economy over several routes, involving mainly the road core network corridor.
The data will be used to compare these parameters against other fuel technologies over small, medium and large distance.
The EU keeps promoting the transition of logistics fleets to natural gas and other alternative energies in the Iberian Peninsula. In this extremely encouraging scenario AltFuels Iberia 2019 will take place on 11-14 June at IFEMA Trade Center, Madrid. It will be an event consisting of first level conferences and exhibition of vehicles of all kinds, refueling stations, components, plants, road and marine engines, as well as the entire universe of the alternative fuels industry with the latest technological developments, multiple options for networking, business and new advances. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.