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GreenBone Ortho SpA announces its worldwide partnership with Clinica Mobile for the 2021 season. Another success for the young company from Faenza, working in the bone regeneration sector. Following CE certification, with the now certain prospect of entering the international market, it has become official partner of Clinica Mobile, the medical and physiotherapy group of the MotoGP and Superbike World Championship, operating for over 40 years and with a fundamental role in the safety and medical assistance of riders.

From November 3rd to 15th, the first digital edition of Ecomondo and Key Energy. From the start, the agenda is full of events and conferences in line with the philosophy of the manifestation. 

In a major step as they move towards the completion of their 50:50 merger as defined in the combination Agreement announces on 18 December 2019, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Peugeot S.A. today announce that the corporate name of the new group will be STELLANTIS.

After four years in the company of Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s term will begin next January, and he promises to have a significant from an environmental point of view. The outgoing president has always been opposed to the fight against climate change, so much so that he insisted that the US left out from the Paris Treaty and the final cancellation of the Clean Power Plan, created in 2015.

The decline of sales in the auto market decreases. If July had totaled 136,455 registrations, 11% less than in the same month of 2019, in August we are at 88,801, so only 0.4% less than in the same month of 2019.

According to the international consulting firm Deloitte, an analysis focused on the automotive sector would reveal a short to medium term slowdown in the global transition to electric mobility.

The car market is seriously in crisis, so much that the trade associations Anfia, Federauto and Unrae have issued a joint announcement asking for help

The auto market is showing a slight improvement, but we are still far from recovering, after the forced and disastrous halt imposed by the pandemic.

Energy policy. This troubled spring has anyway seen the restart of an important step for the future of alternative fuels. On April 6th, as foreseen in the Green Deal, the process for the Dafi Directive’s started, with the examination on the infrastructure for the supply of alternative fuels at European level, together with a new consultation launched by the Commission open to citizens and stakeholders.

The health emergency has brought many changes in people’s lives, substantially affecting the mobility sector as well.

In Italy there are 3,896,923 cars powered by alternative propulsion and fuels.

BRC (a Westport group), is an historic company that produces systems for the conversion to gas engine of vehicles.

Two events – the 1st Green Prix Città di Merate held on October 10th and 11th and the 1st Valtellina Ecogreen held on October 24th and
25th

Oil&nonoil was one of the few trade fairs that took place in Italy before the new stop imposed by the pandemic.

The 15th edition of Oil&nonOil took place from October 21st to 23rd.

Valeo’s challeng, company operating in automotive electrification worldwide, it is not to build bicycles, but to equip them with its electric assistance solution, obtaining an electric assistance system for bikes, combining performance, efficiency, comfort, ease of use and reduction of emissions by CO₂.

Scientists from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (Knmi) used the data received from the satellite Copernicus Sentinel-5P to monitor pollution in Europe.

Discovering bio-methane, our editorial staff visited the company “Sesa SpA” facilities in Este, which collects solid urban waste in the municipalities of the Padua surroundings.

After the research carried out in 2019, the Italian Automobile Club and Bosch presented a new study – carried out by the Filippo Caracciolo Foundation in collaboration with the Turin’ Polytechnic Institute – aimed at demonstrating the effectiveness of the braking assistance system in rear-end accidents.

In 2019, according to the Aci – Istat data, there were 172,183 road accidents with injuries to people in Italy a number slightly lower than in 2018 (-0.2%), with 3,173 victims (killed within 30 days of the event) and 241,384 injured (-0.6%).

The new safety technology developed by Volkswagen, the Local Hazard Warning system (also defined by the car manufacturer as Traffic Hazard Alert), has received the Advanced Award by Euro Nncap. This device allows the cars to communicate with everything around them (Car to Everyone - C2X): i. e. other vehicles, road, obstacles and objects on the roadway.

On November 5th, the first bio-LNG supply took place in Italy, streamed live from the Vulcangas filling station in Rimini. Bio-LNG is produced in the province of Lodi by the purification and liquefaction of biogas by a company that is a member of CIB – Italian Biogas Consortium. Mr. Piero Gattoni, Cib President stated: We are very proud the achievement we reached thanks to our partners: to make liquefied biomethane (Bio-LNG) a reality in Italy. To date, 20 new projects are already under construction or already being authorised or just being approved. The total production capacity will be between 4 to 27 tons per day and that will allow the decarbonization of the journeys of the more than 3,000 trucks powered by liquid methane currently circulating in Italy.

LPG and methane cars. In the Law Urgent measures for digital simplification and innovation the art.

Gas Cavalli, a company that operates in the LNG and bio LNG field, manages also the methane gas station of Voghera, in the county of Pavia. At the time, the LNG sold so far has a fossil origin and comes mostly from Marseilles, the loading station more convenient , and it is transported to the gas station with trucks. But soon there are some upcoming news. We are developing the first 2 storage and loading systems of liquid bio methane trailers in Italy – explains the owner, Mr. Simone Cavalli – one of the plants, to which we have supplied the design, the cryogenic tank, the valve system, the in load pump and its various types of fittings, is located in Novi Ligure. The other, which is even more interesting for us as we have followed the entire project step by step, is located in the province of Lodi. The first batch of liquid bio methane produced in Lodi will be tested for the first time in Italy in our Voghera gas station. We expect to be ready by September 2020.

BRC Gas Equipment of Cherasco (now part of the Westport Fuel Systems group)

After the premature death of Mr. Paolo Vettori, an historical protagonist in the natural gas field, Assogasmetano during the General Assembly held in Bologna this past July 1st, has nominated its new board. The President of the National Association of Methane Distributor Companies, founded in 2008 by Mr. Vettori himself, is now the Engineer Mr. Flavio Merigo. The Vice Presidents are Mrs. Costanza Zannoni and Mr. Lucio Ponsanesi. We met the new President and talked about the future association’s activities and about natural gas in general. 

Mr. Paolo Vettori, President of Assogasmetano, the national association of methane transport distribution companies, formed in August 2008, passed away on March23rd. A man who contributed to the making the history of the natural gas transport sector in Italy, where he had been active since 1973.

In 2008, we demonstrated that it was possible to go from Italy to China using only LPG. Ten years later we decided to try something harder...the same trip but using only methane gas.

Nikolay Balandinsky and Alexandr Morozov, two intrepid Russian travelers have decided to embark on an trip that has always fascinated millions of people: a tour around the globe.

Bari is one of the 10 Italian cities – among the 50 large cities surveyed in the report on sustainable mobility by Euromobility – that never exceeded the limits imposed by the legislation on atmospheric pollution in 2014.

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