EcoDriving seminar on the topic of gaseous fuels.

Project information

Index: 0376R1
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location ESTONIA EESTI Tallinn Eesti Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2010
End: 2010

Topic of the practice

Eco Driving awareness and education for business and policy makers

Good Practice Information

The EcoDriving seminar targets companies, who work with large number of vehicles (cars, heavy machines) and policy makers. The objective of this practise is to reduce CO2 emission in Tallinn City by persuading big companies to use alternative types of fuels in their vehicles, such and CNG and Biogas. An international Training Seminar in Tallinn was held on the 8th of December 2010. The aim of this seminar was to raise awareness among transport companies and companies, who provide communal services in Tallinn city, on the alternative types of fuels, such as CNG, biogas and others, as well as to present best examples of using gaseous fuels in Sweden and Estonia and to show the show the profitability of using gaseous fuels and its positive impact on saving the environment (CO2). During the seminar, experts and researches discussed also obstacles in coordination processes of biogas fuel production and usage. About 60 participants from different companies and public organizations took part in the seminar. The number of participants also confirmed the demand of such kind of dissemination events exists. The organization of such event is very important for making progress in the reductions of CO2 emissions, as CNG emits up to 25% less of CO2 than petrol and up to 12% less than diesel and Biogas is emits up to 100% less of CO2 than petrol or diesel.

Evidence of success

After the seminar a few companies started negotiations on how to switch their agricultural machines: tractors, to the usage of CNG fuel that is a first step to the usage
of biogas. The SEECA project partners participated in the seminar and the newsletter nr. 3 about seminar was translated in English. The Swedish project partner transferred the practice.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Sessi Villmann

Tallinn City

Annex completed on: 02-14-2012

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