Canadian Pacific is Testing Biodiesel Locomotives

Canadian Pacific is Testing Biodiesel Locomotives
December 1, 2009 7:53 pm

Canadian freight rail operator Canadian Pacific, along with the state department Natural Resources Canada, is testing the effects of biodiesel fuel on locomotives during winter.

The five-month pilot programme, the first of its kind in the country, involves running four locomotives powered by diesel containing 5% of biodiesel made from animal fat, restaurant grease and vegetable oil.

Testing is being carried out on four GE AC4400 Diesel Locomotives with FDL-16 engines between Calgary and Edmonton and will run until March next year.

The programme is part of the government’s plans to regulate an average 2% renewable content in diesel fuel and heating oil by 2011 and an average 5% renewable fuel content based on the national gasoline pool by 2010, aimed at cutting greenhouse emissions.

The programme is being carried out using a $800,000 fund under the government’s National Renewable Diesel Demonstration Initiative. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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