NGV 2014 Brussels kicked off

NGV 2014 Brussels kicked off

 

This week has seen NGV2014 Brussels the ‘5th International Show & Workshops’, open its doors.

Tuesday activities kicked off in the early morning with the EU breakfast debate themed ‘The methane for transport (r)evolution – where does Europe stand?’.

The meeting brought together high-ranking EU decision makers such as Director General of DG MOVE Joao Aguiar Machado and leading representatives of the NGV industry. Overall, participants agreed that natural gas will play a key role in a diversified energy mix fueling Europe’s transport and also conformed to the fact that an orchestrated effort involving politics and industry will be necessary in order to further push the development of the European NGV market.

Tuesday also saw the opening of the workshop section. NGVA Europe Secretary General Lennart Pilskog and Didier Hendrickx, representing the Belgian NGV association, addressed the main objectives of the industry and set up the scenario for future developments and growth in Belgium and in Europe. “This is the time when we have to act, the journey have just started,” Pilskog emphasized.

Among the prominent speakers of the first workshop titled ‘Successful Policies’ was Magdalena Kopczynska, Director for Innovative and Sustainable Mobility in the EC’s DG MOVE. Kopczynska emphasised that NGVs today are not science fiction but represent a mature technology ‘ready to go’ that shall be further applied in order to fulfill the EU targets in terms of reducing dependency on oil and diminishing GHG emissions.

In the early evening, Brussels Kart Hall 1 hosted the event’s Opening Ceremony. The keynote speech was delivered by the EC Vice President and Commissioner in charge of transport Siim Kallas. In his speech the Commissioner stressed the importance of the EU’s recently approved Directive on the Deployment of Alternative Fuels and the relevance it has for the growth of the European NGV market. Even though the Commission and the NGV industry were hoping for even more ambitious targets, the approved Directive nonetheless provides a very solid basis for NG to play a major role in reaching the EU climate goals whilst creating creating new jobs for Europe, Kallas pointed out before officially inaugurating NGV2014 Brussels by cutting the ribbon.


Press Release, July 9, 2014

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

Events>

<< Mar 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

6th Mozambique Gas Summit & Exhibition

The CWC Group and ENH would like to thank all attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors…

read more >

LNG2019

LNG2019 is presented by the IGU, GTI and IIR, supported by the Shanghai Government and hosted by China LNG Association, China Gas Society, The Chinese Association of Refrigeration and China Gas Association.

read more >

CWC World Gas & Power Series – Brazil & the Americas Summit

Meet with the Gas, LNG & Power Industry in Brazil & the Americas

read more >

Downstream 2019

Renowned as the most significant global meeting place for Downstream professionals…

read more >