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PortCastelló host an exhibition on GNL

26 April 2017



PortCastelló host a traveling exhibition about the use of liquid natural gas as fuel.

A tractor trailer powered by LHG created ad hoc will be placed tomorrow Thursday and Friday in the Paseo Buenavista of El Grao in order to demonstrate the benefits of liquid natural gas.

The travelling exhibition is going around Spain and Portugal in order to demonstrate the benefits of liquid natural gas a fuel . The tractor trailer powered by LNG will make a stop tomorrow at El Grau, Castellón with the aim of encouraging the use of this type of fuel.

This initiative is a part of the CORE LNGas hive project, and is co-financed by the European Commission which is organised by Enagás and lead by State Ports, and explains the benefits of using LNG as fuel for transport especially maritime transport.

The travelling exhibition explains that LNG is one of the fuels that does least damage to the environment and for this reason it is being promoted for use in ships and in ports in Spain and Europe.

The tractor trailer will be parked in the Paseo Buenavista of El Grao, between the Plaza del Mar and the Puerto Azahar building and will be open to the public between 10.00 14.00 hours and 16.00 a 20.00 hours. The vehicle has been lent by Iveco to Enagás for this purpose.

The CORE LNGas hive Project.

The objective of the project is to develop an efficient and safe LNG logistics chain which will encourage the use of LNG as a fuel for transport especially maritime transport. In line with Directive 2014/94 from the UE for Clean Power for Transport, this project will contribute to the reduction of emissions in the Mediterranean and Atlantic corridors.

LNG is one of the least contaminating fuels since it generates 30% less CO2 than ordinary fuels. What is more it eliminates the emissions of sulphur oxides and PM particles and substantially reduces the emission of Nitrous Oxide, which allows it to fulfil environmental regulations which are getting stricter in order to improve air quality in port areas.

The Iberian Peninsular is at the heart of the European LNG project because it occupies a key geo-strategic position and has an infrastructure for gas already in place.

The project has 42 partners from Spain and Portugal: 8 institutional partners, 13 port authorities, 21 industrial partners, LNG operators, ship builders, gas refuelling businesses and other companies. It is calculated that the project will take until 2020 to complete.

It is planned to carry out 25 actions, involving the partners for the adaption of infrastructures and logistical and commercial development which will allow a small scale service and bunkering.

With 8 gas refuelling plants, the Iberian Peninsular has a key geo-strategic position and know how in the field of LNG. This is a key factor in the development of this project in the context of its application in Europe.

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