By Stuart Radnedge2013-10-24T11:38:00+01:00
Galileo finally witnessed the benefit of hard work in R&D paying off when the company launched the semi-industrial production of hydrogen in Argentina. The hydrogen will be used as a fuel for transport.
The launch, held in the Pico Truncado Plant in Santa Cruz, took place thanks to years of experimentation and development.
As reported by the City of Pico Truncado, a number of vehicles will be monitored by specialised technicians who will evaluate the effects of using hydrogen as fuel and will then seek to optimise these results. Moreover, the short-term goal is to extend the adoption of HCNG to almost all city fleet.
The launch was attended by the City Mayor, Osvaldo Maimó, and Juan Carlos Bolcich, who is the vice president of the World Association for Hydrogen and Technical Manager of Pico Truncado Plant, among other authorities - as well as representatives of Argentinean company Galileo.
“With this milestone, Pico Truncado, Santa Cruz and Argentina are placing themselves among great powers in the world regarding the production of renewable and environmentally friendly energies,” according to Mayor Maimó, who also said that this project could be completed “thanks to the confidence and support of the provincial government.”
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