04/18/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/21/2017 01:31
Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation's Gas Museum has designed an exhibition entitled Energytruck, which has visited more than 150 municipalities in Spain since January 2016. It informs the general public about energy, the environment and industrial heritage in a fun and interactive way. through educational activities run by specialised educators. This exhibition vehicle is coming to Málaga, where it will visit the municipalities of Cártama Estación, Málaga, Rincón de la Victoria, Algarrobo, Nerja and Vélez-Málaga between today and 3 May.
Specifically, the Energytruck will make its first stop on Calle Bruselas in Cártama Estación on 18 April; it will then travel to the Malaga capital on 19 April where it will be parked on Avenida de Andalucía next to El Corte Inglés. It will stay there until 23 April. On 26 April it will move to Camino Viejo de Vélez in Rincón de la Victoria. On 27 April the Energy truck will be in the centre of Algarrobo, and the next day it will move to Parque Verano Azul in Nerja before returning to Avenida de Andalucía in Málaga on 29 and 30 April. The Energytruck's tour of Malaga province will finish up in Plaza de Andalucía in Vélez-Málaga on 3 May. At every stop, it will be open to the public from 9:15 am to 1:45 pm and then from 4 pm to 7 pm, alternating visits from the general public with pre-arranged visits from schools and social groups.
The aim of this Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation project is to contribute to the educational, environmental and cultural development of society, showing, in a very visual and interactive way, what energy is and how we can practice responsible energy consumption. It looks back at the past to show the historic changes and social progress that followed the arrival of gas and electricity, and also looks forward to the future, to reveal what energy will be like in years to come.
The truck is equipped with a natural gas twin engine that produces between 15% and 20% less CO emissions compared to conventional diesel engines.
The 70-square-metre mobile exhibition boasts a wide range of technological equipment, including audiovisual, interactive and multimedia content, as well as information panels. Visitors will be able to experiment with the content through practical activities centred around the visitors themselves.
The project also includes workshops and educational activities led by specialised educators, who will share their knowledge of science and technology. The activities, which are free of charge, are suitable for all ages and adapted for people with disabilities.
The Energytruck is coming to Málaga after having visited other regions of Spain, such as Castile-La Mancha, Galicia, the Region of Madrid, Extremadura, Catalonia, Castile-Leon, the Region of Valencia, the Basque Country and La Rioja.
Since it was launched in January 2016, the Energytruck touring exhibition has been visited by more than 81,641 people. More than 37,132 primary, secondary and vocational training students have taken part through their schools, and over 44,509 people have done so through various social groups on the open days.
The Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation
The Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation, founded in 1992, focuses on promoting information, training and increased social awareness about improving energy efficiency and technological innovation in the field of energy, conserving the environment, and promoting cultural activities through the Gas Museum, aimed at preserving and spreading knowledge about the historical and cultural heritage of the sector. It also has a programme to support exports for small and medium-sized enterprises. It operates internationally in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Morocco, Italy, Moldova and South Africa.
The Gas Museum is a cultural centre combining a permanent exhibition with the organisation of temporary exhibitions, conferences, an educational programme for schools, activities for all audiences, and film and music seasons. Since it was opened in 2012, it has served nearly 500,000 people, both at its headquarters in Sabadell and through activities organised in other municipalities.
Malaga, 18 April 2017