2012 - National Green Gas Day, Groningen

Location: Energy Expo, Stettinweg 22, 9723 HD, Groningen

On June 1st, EDI co-organised the national green gas day at the energy expo in Groningen. This event was executed together with N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, Province of Groningen, Groengasmobiel, Energy Valley and Energy Expo. The purpose of this day was to make people acquainted with the advantages of green gas as a transport fuel. Joop Atsma, secretary of state for infrastructure and environment, and Piet de Vey Mestdagh opened the national green gas day in Groningen.

In their speeches they indicated that Groningen is one of the frontrunners with regard to green gas production. Mr. de Vey Mestdagh revealed the fact that all the gas that is sold at fuelling stations in the province of Groningen is green gas. An extensive interview with Mr. Atsma can be found here.

After their speeches the keys of one of a total of 21 natural gas vehicles were handed over to its new owner. The 21 natural gas vehicles then formed a convoy and drove off to the Gasunie headquarters. In the afternoon there was an information session on green gas production and the advantages of driving on green gas for entrepreneurs.

The day was concluded with a competition green gas vehicle pulling. The visitors were able to test their strengths with players of the Lycurgus volleyball team. Immanuël Jurg managed to pull the green gas vehicle across the line the fastest, and won a VIP arrangement for an FC Groningen match. The photo-report of the day can be found here.

This event was made possible by EDI’s EDIAAL programme. EDIAAL is an Energy Delta Institute programme that aims to gather, edit and make available independent knowledge on the role of gas in the transition to a low carbon economy. The EDIAAL project is partly made possible by a subsidy granted by The Northern Netherlands Provinces (SNN). EDIAAL is co-financed by the European Union, European Fund for Regional Development, The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation and Peaks in the Delta.

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