Snippets about new Naturgy, EU Signage, changes at VW Truck & Bus, and benchmark for Cryonorm
Global energy company Gas Natural Fenosa has celebrated its 175th anniversary by becoming Naturgy, commencing what it says is a new era. Its message: to evolve means to transform, mature, grow and adapt to the present and future. In confirmation, Naturgy is even more committed to the environment and respecting nature, with a focus on innovation, digitalisation, simplicity and globality.
In part, that new momentum will be translated through liquefied natural gas (LNG), promoting its use as an alternative fuel to those derived from oil, and as a solution for overland, rail and maritime transport.
EU Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure requires EU member states and EEA states to improve the information given to consumers who are faced with a choice of fuels for their vehicle. To that end, a CEN standard — EN16942, Fuels – Identification of vehicle compatibility – Graphical expression for consumer information — has drawn up common symbols, or ‘fuel identifiers’, that will be placed on new vehicles and fuel pumps. These identifiers must be in place by October this year, and will start to be increasingly visible in the run up to this date.
Brochures in European languages are available online at www.fuel-identifiers.eu. They will also be made available in each EU member state in coordination with locally-affiliated national associations and companies.
Source: ACEA – European Automobile Manufacturers Association
The legal transformation of Volkswagen Truck & Bus from a company with limited liability (GmbH) into a German Aktiengesellschaft (AG), a corporation limited by share ownership, has been completed. The new legal form became formally effective when entered into the Commercial Register of the Munich District Court on June 26. Volkswagen Truck & Bus will continue to operate under the name Volkswagen Truck & Bus AG until the name change to TRATON AG, to be implemented in a few weeks.
The Volkswagen brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and RIO will retain their brand identities under the TRATON umbrella.
In March this year, a strategic alliance between Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and U.S. commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar International Corporation, was approved.
The Cryonorm LNG truck filling station at Doesburg-based Royal Rotra Forwarding BV in The Netherlands has reached a milestone of more than 1.000 trouble free truck fillings.
No issues have emerged since the station commenced operations. It was opened late 2016 to be used for the LNG refueling of trucks and inland waterway barges.