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In a fitting conclusion to the final WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup season, BRC Racing Team celebrates its first double winning campaign in the final round, WTCR Race of Saudi Arabia.

Among the energy carriers with a leading role in the future of energy and transport there is certainly hydrogen and experiences in thissense are numerous.

The study Towards Italian energy autonomy: water, wind, sun, waste our raw materials was presented at the Cernobbio Forum, created by The European House - Ambrosetti in collaboration with the multiutility A2A.

The Ministry of Ecological Transition announced the National Plan for the containment of natural gas consumption.

Italians love to cry about themselves.

We would have liked to dedicate our attention to the entry of environment into the Italian Republic’s Constitution, which officially took place with the publication in the Official Gazette on February 22nd of the law amending Article 9, including it among the fundamental principles.

Energy crisis, war, early elections, ecological transition, climate change: in consideration of the crucial historical moment of production transition that the sector will face in the next five years, Anfia - National Association of the automotive industry chain, has drawn up a manifesto of the automotive industry for the next term.

On June 8th, the European Parliament voted in favor of the European Commission proposal that puts an end to the sale of endothermic engine’s vehicles in 2035, as provided by Fit for 55 decree plan.

Fuel prices reached unsustainable levels – petrol and diesel over 2 euros per liter – so high that the Government decided to cut excise duties. 

On the occasion of IAA Transportation (an international trade fair dedicated to the world of transport which took place in September in Hanover, Germany), Westport Fuel Systems, one of the world leaders in alternative fuel systems sector and low-emission transport technologies, presented its new HPDI system (westport-hpdi.com).

On December 31st, 2021, it was calculated that in Italy there were 4,916,549 vehicles circulating with different types of propulsion and alternative fuels.

Assogasmetano, Federmetano and NGV Italy are associations representative of gas mobility, also renewable, that sent a a joint letter to the Government to underline once again the extremely difficult situation that this sector is going through, due to the uncontrolled growth in gas prices that our country is experiencing in general.

The Montecarlo Alfa Romeo V8 GT running on LPG and bioethanol, is consecrated in Monza.

From November 8th til 11th, in Rimini exhibition center, two international events of the Italian Exhibition Group dedicated to green technologies and the ecological transition will be back.

Ecological transition, autonomous driving, digitization and technological advancement, these were the themes of Autopromotec 29th edition, a biennial international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket, held in Bologna on May 25th-28th.

Renewable fuels.

In 2021 bio-methane production broke all records: now Europe has 1,023 production plants.

On February 24th Putin started to invade Ukraine.

On July 6th, the new European regulation n. 2019/2144 – on the general vehicles safety came into force.

The Japanese brand announced the definition of a new technology for driving assistance called Ground Truth Perception.

The objective of the partnership between Reinova (center of excellence for the development and validation of electric and hybrid power-train components) and Block Harbor Cybersecurity (well know American operator in the cybersecurity sector) is to develop products and services for the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) vehicles cybersecurity.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a global leader in low-emissions alternative fuel transportation technologies, announced their collaboration with Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, to develop an emissions aftertreatment system tailored to Westport’s proprietary H2 HPDI™ hydrogen fuel system, with the goal of reducing or eliminating emissions.

Landi Renzo, a global leader in the sector of mobility and sustainable natural gas, biomethane, and hydrogen infrastructures jointly with FPT Industrial, an Iveco Group company dedicated to the design, production, and sale of alternative engines and propulsion systems for all industrial vehicles, have developed the Hythane On-Board Blending - OBB - system, an innovative solution able to allow the hydrogen-methane mixture (so-called Hythane or hydromethane) inside the vehicle.

An astonishing result, achieved with a Renault Clio E-Tech Hybrid converted to bio- methane thanks to the Autogas Italia kit from Ecomotive Solutions, a Piedmont-based company of the Holdim Group that operates in the alternative fuels and energy sector.

Also an Italian school, the Liceo scientifico Romano Bruni of Padua is aboard the international space station (ISS),with an experiment created and planned by a team of students.

The interest of citizens and institutions in electric mobility continues to grow, in the car sector as well as in means of transportation.

From May 25th til 28th, the Bologna Fair District hosts the new edition of Autopromotec, the most specialized international fair of automotive equipment and aftermarket.

Guido Guerrini, journalist, and traveler, only with low environmental impact means: he tells us about the latest feat, completed with his Turin - Beijing association during the summer.

A way of traveling chosen by a growing number of people in response to the frenzy that characterizes our daily lives but also to the need to establish a sustainable relationship with nature and the environment.

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.