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Sustainable mobility


The use of public and private vehicles that contribute to improving the air quality of our cities, while respecting the environment and increasing the efficiency of travel: this is what we mean by sustainable mobility, an ideal transport model and an essential objective for the Hera Group.

The Hera Group for Sustainable Mobility

Hera is committed to developing and promoting sustainable mobility and, in particular, electric mobility, which reduces noise and air pollution. Thanks to the spread of electric vehicles and the development of charging methods, it will be possible to reduce the use of fossil fuels, such as oil, and thus avoid the emission of harmful substances, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change.

This is why, in 2018 the Hera Group signed a memorandum of understanding with the Emilia-Romagna regional government to extend its public charging network for electric vehicles. The Group has also entered into agreements with many local authorities in the area it serves, to install around 300 charging stations over the next few years.

To offer domestic solutions to electric-vehicle users, the Hera Group has also designed a device to recharge their e-car at home, or at work.

 

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The circular revolution that starts with waste and ends with biomethane

Thanks to major investments by the Hera Group, part of Bologna's public transport (buses and taxis) is powered by biomethane produced in our large plant in Sant'Agata Bolognese, which processes organic waste to obtain green, renewable and sustainable fuel.

Indeed, the multiutility uses biomethane for its own transportation requirements: many of our company cars in Bologna are powered by this fuel, which is also available for families and businesses at some local service stations.

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Getting biofuel from oils? It's possible

Fuel can also be obtained from vegetable oils. Hera has recently signed a partnership with Eni to transform waste vegetable oil into biofuel, used to power 30 company vehicles for the collection of urban waste. In particular, the agreement provides that vegetable oils for domestic use, such as frying oils, recovered by the multi-utility through road containers and ecological stations, are sent to the Eni biorefinery in Venice to be transformed into green diesel, a completely renewable product.

 
 
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