De ce Dumitru Becsenescu, unul dintre cei mai bogați vâlceni, e convins că gazul natural comprimat va fi carburantul auto al viitorului

DE LA MARE LA ŞI MAI MARE După cinci ani petrecuţi pe vapor, Dumitru Becşenescu intră în afaceri la începutul anilor ’90. Se implică în activităţi diverse care merg de la comerţul cu produse petroliere până la transport rutier şi pe calea ferată sau turism. Devine şi un important investitor imobiliar atât în Vâlcea, cât şi în Statele Unite. La mijlocul anilor 2000, are şi o scurtă carieră politică pe…

Seat va dezvolta tehnologia CNG pentru grupul Volkswagen

Recent s-a desfasurat la Madrid Congresul al VI-lea al GASNAM (Asociația Iberică de Gaze Naturale pentru Mobilitate). În timpul discursului său, presedintele Seat, De Meo, a explicat capacitatea industriei spaniole de a inova și adapta la noile provocări, cum ar fi mobilitatea în orașe și utilizarea energiilor regenerabile. Exact în acest moment, De Meo a spus că „gazul natural are un mare potențial de afaceri atât pentru industria auto, cât…

SEUR adaugă la flota sa 100 de vehicule cu gaz natural prin leasing flexibil de la LeasePlan

Compania spaniolă de colete SEUR a adăugat la flota sa o sută de vehicule alimentate cu gaz natural comprimat (CNG), printr-un acord cu compania LeasePlan. Cele 100 de autoturisme vor fi utilizate pentru a efectua livrări urgente la Madrid și Barcelona, a declarat LeasePlan într-o declarație. SEUR poate adapta volumul flotei sale în funcție de activitățile sale sau de vârfurile de servicii. GNC se caracterizează prin faptul că este mai…

PinPoint a lansat șase stații de alimentare cu CNG în Belgia

Șase noi stații CNG vor fi deschise în Belgia de experți în combustibili alternativi PinPoint. Geert Degroote, directorul general din Belgia pentru PitPoint, a declarat că aceasta companie lucrează împreună cu diverși actori cu scopul comun de a construi o rețea națională de stații CNG în Belgia, potrivit unui comunicat de presă. „Realizarea unei rețele largi de GNC este una dintre cele mai mari priorități din Belgia și, cu aceste…

German police raid BMW in diesel emissions probe

German police raided BMW’s headquarters in Munich on Tuesday as part of an investigation into suspected cheating on diesel emissions. BMW (BMWYY) said in a statement that it was cooperating with authorities.  „The BMW Group takes the situation very seriously and has a significant interest in the circumstances being fully explained,” the automaker said. Prosecutors said that 100 police officers were involved in the raids, which also targeted a second BMW location…

Diesel Alternative Being Sought: CNG May be the Fuel of the Future

Car manufacturers are looking for a diesel alternative. Seat believes that CNG (compressed natural gas) could be the fuel of the future to replace diesel. Seat Chief Executive Luca de Meo stated on Saturday that compressed natural gas is potentially a genuinely valid alternative to diesel. Diesel car sales are dropping, many believing it to be the increasing cost of diesel over regular gasoline or petrol. Environmental issues and diesel…

Mobility with natural gas: a realistic option for improving air quality

Urban pollution is a real problem that is increasingly making the headlines. The lack of rains last year has aggravated the situation and more than twenty Spanish cities have exceeded the established pollution limits, a reality that affects us and that should concern everybody. According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, more than 400,000 people die prematurely every year in the European Union as a result of poor air quality, and several million more…

Cobalt: The Achilles Heel for Electric Car Makers

Fueling future generations of electric vehicles is making some mining entrepreneurs rich as demand grows for critical metals, such as lithium and cobalt. But as with all commodity booms, there are early signs of a shortage turning into a flood, with a predictably depressing effect on prices. Lithium is the metal most likely to be hit by a surge in production and a fall in price, especially if demand for…

Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport rolls out biomethane shuttle buses

As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is launching of a fleet of biogas-powered shuttle vehicles and creating an agricultural club. A fleet of seven shuttles, running exclusively on renewable natural gas were recently brought into service at this airport. The customized shuttles have been designed and fitted out to convey passengers between the car parks and the terminals. This initiative is part of the…

Natural gas, the real option to replace diesel in long distance transport

Natural Gas has become the best alternative to diesel to reduce polluting emissions and offer a long distance transport that respects the environment. In fact, for the Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of Germany, LNG is the only large-scale alternative to diesel, until hydrogen fuel cell-based systems start operating around 2030, followed by fuel based in electricity. This study coincides with Iveco’s vision of the future of the sector:…