LNG-fueled trains, world first in Spain
RENFE: “More environmentally friendly and cost-efficient than diesel”
On Monday in Asturias, Spanish Minister for Energy, Álvaro Nadal, attended the first pilot test of LNG railway propulsion in Europe - and the world first in the passenger rail transportation - which took place on the route from Mieres to Figaredo.
The project is a result of cooperation between Spanish railway company RENFE, TSO Enagás, Gas Natural Fenosa and Bureau Veritas. Its aim is to “check feasibility of a solution offering potential environmental and financial advantages for the current diesel fuel traffic,” explains a message issued by RENFE.
Based on the studies, underlines RENFE, compared to diesel trains, those fueled with LNG allow for the following reduction in emissions: CO2 by 20-30%, CO by 70-90%, SO2 by 99% and particulate matter by 90%.
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11 January 2018 - 10:38 CET