Amtrak’s Biodiesel Powered Train Goes For A Test Run

Amtrak’s Biodiesel Powered Train Goes For A Test Run
Innovation

Amtrak is testing a passenger train fueled by bio-diesel made from beef byproducts.

Naresh Kumar
  • 28 april 2010

Amtrak, the US government owned passenger train service is planning a feasibility test for a biodiesel train powered by beef byproducts. The fuel, made from rendered fat from cattle, contributes fewer emissions than conventional diesel. Amtrak received a $274,000 grant from the Federal Railroad Administration to perform a one year test run for the biofuel powered Heartland Flyer train between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City in the next year.

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