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How can railways phase out diesel from their operations?

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HVO fuel and a future hydrogen combustion engine will play a role in reducing rail emissions. “We can replace old vehicles with new sustainable trains; however, we also need to do something to reduce the carbon footprint of existing vehicles running on diesel”, said Sittipan Reinold, Program Lead Diesel Exit Rail at Deutsche Bahn, during a webinar of sister publication RailTech.com

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Author: Esther Geerts

1 comment op “How can railways phase out diesel from their operations?”

bönström bönström|16.09.22|16:42

For environment, however, currently, at railways, the by nature “green” device, just a a marginal problem, when compared with off shore, where the dirtiest, the heavy, still is allowed…
Regrettably, as well on shore, currently, mantra “electrification”, by far is not the timely. (Majority does not afford luxury of not caring about “eta”!)
Neither resilent, nor redundant, nor robust…, thus devastatingly low quality, indeed industry of railways, should be most grateful for diesel…

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