The Event
Manuel Lage invites you to NGVA Europe event

NGV2012 Bologna will be held on June 19-21 in Bologna, Italy. This is an event of NGVA Europe –European NGV Association-, hosted by NGV System Italia –Italian NGV Association- and organized by NGV Communications Group, with exhibition and five workshops that will address topics of utmost importance to the NGV Industry.

(bio) natural gas: The affordable alternative for all transport modes is the theme of this 3rd NGVA Europe International Show & Workshops

The right place and time

Methane for vehicles is part of the European Union’s strategy for the transport sector. The aim is to strongly reduce greenhouse emissions and in this sense natural gas and biomethane are considered as the best alternative fuels for this obligatory substitution process. Despite the global financial crisis –or also because of it- NGV use continues to grow. And what is possible to be seen in almost all European nations is the expansion of NGV for heavy-duty transportation.

The European marketplace has a huge growth potential where the market share of methane (CNG, LNG and biomethane) powered vehicles will grow from 0,4%, where it stands today, to 5% in 2020; according to the current European vehicles fleet, 5% means 17,000,000 NGVs.

In the first European marketplace, the Italian Chamber of Deputies has recently approved the bill: “Marketing of natural gas for vehicles”.

The Chamber of Deputies, as reported NGV System Italia, has given a clear signal: it has shown that it recognizes natural gas to be a driving force for economic development and environmental protection. The measures outlined in the bill signal in particular that the draft legislation is aimed at encouraging - especially in large metropolitan areas, areas at risk of exceeding the set limits and pollution alert thresholds, and on the motorway network - the use of Natural Gas for Vehicles (whose characteristics as a fuel commodity have been recognized) on account of its low environmental impact. It also calls for a special ministerial decree to establish criteria and procedures for

  • self-service provision in distribution facilities for natural gas and LPG and domestic compressed natural gas;
  • simultaneous provision of liquid and gaseous fuels (CNG and LPG) in multi-product refuelling stations;
  • transformation of distribution facilities for traditional fuels in urban areas into natural gas distribution facilities.
Bologna City

Bologna is the Capital City of Emilia Romagna Region. The city is a perfect balance of culture and knowledge, hospitality and fine food, ancient tradition and cutting-edge futurism.

A modern city with a well-preserved medieval centre: 40 km of porticos, museums, theatres, cinemas, over 200 libraries, countless pubs and restaurants, and a very lively nightlife.

In the NGV world, Italy is known as the ‘NGV Cradle’. Bologna is the cradle of the cradle: the first NGV, at the beginning of last century 3rd decade was produced and drove around the streets for the first time here in Bologna.

NGVs and refuelling stations make of Bologna and Emilia Romagna the most developed NGV European Region. Besides, the majority of the Italian NGV industries are based here.

The Venue

Logo BolognaFiere
 The Bologna Exhibition Centre extends over 375,000 m2 of

covered and outdoors areas. Its halls are completely wired, air-conditioned and equipped with IT systems.

27 exhibitions every year are held in BolognaFiere on average. Most of vehicle related events in Italy take place here, like the famous MotorShow, the most visited vehicle show in Europe.


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