Application: Rail

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California Energy Commission awards Sierra Northern Railway team nearly $4M to demonstrate hydrogen switching locomotive; H2RAM

March 25, 2021The California Energy Commission has awarded GTI and Sierra Northern Railway nearly $4,000,000 to fund the design, integration, and demonstration of a hydrogen fuel cell switching locomotive to support the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstrations in Rail and Marine Applications at Ports (H2RAM) initiative.

via Green Car Congress

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BNSF Railway and Wabtec begin battery-electric locomotive pilot in California

January 20, 2021BNSF Railway and Wabtec, a provider of equipment, systems and services for freight and transit rail, have collaborated to develop a battery-electric locomotive.

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BNSF, Wabtec exploring battery-electric locomotive possibilities

January 7, 2021BNSF Railway Company, which specializes in freight transportation, announced that it has joined Wabtec, a leading global provider of equipment and digital solutions for freight and transit rail, in testing battery-electric locomotives technology in revenue service between Barstow and Stockton, Calif.

via Transportation Today News

Canadian Pacific to pilot hydrogen-powered locomotive

December 21, 2020Canadian Pacific, a transcontinental railway in Canada and the US, has announced its plans to develop North America’s first line-haul hydrogen-powered locomotive.

via Railway Technology - Verdict

Pacific Harbor Line to procure battery-electric locomotive for testing

November 16, 2020The Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) in the US has signed an agreement to procure a battery electric locomotive from Progress Rail for testing.

via Railway Technology - Verdict

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ACT Virtual Welcomes Volvo Trucks North America’s President Peter Voorhoeve as Keynote Speaker for Event Launch

August 4, 2020The four-month virtual event will feature a dynamic lineup of more than 130 industry leaders presenting on the technologies driving the future of fleet transportation.

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Massive ‘Green’ Highway Bill Heads to House Floor

June 22, 2020After more than 24 hours of debate that included the consideration of 177 amendments, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act by a party-line vote of 35 to 25.

via TruckingInfo

U.S. Gain secures RNG offtake agreement with Holsum Dairies

June 3, 2020U.S. Gain has signed an offtake agreement with Holsum Dairies located in Hilbert, Wisconsin. RNG produced will be taken to U.S. Gain’s fleet customers in California, displacing nearly 900,000 gallons of gasoline.

via Biomass Magazine

Renewable Gas 360 Webinar Series

Getting to Neutral – The Importance of Renewable Gases in Decarbonizing Society

Join us on Wednesday, 6/17 for the first webinar in the Renewable Gas 360 webinar series, brought to you by SoCalGas, PG&E, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Southwest Gas, and NW Natural.

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Renewable Gas 360 Webinar Series

Getting to Neutral – The Importance of Renewable Gases in Decarbonizing Society

May 29, 2020Join us on Wednesday, June 17 for the first webinar in the Renewable Gas 360 webinar series, brought to you by SoCalGas, PG&E, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Southwest Gas, and NW Natural.

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Successful year and a half of trials of the world’s first two hydrogen trains

May 21, 2020After 530 days and more than 180,000 driven kilometers, the successful trial operation of the world’s first two hydrogen trains was officially completed at the end of February. Two pre-series trains of Alstom’s Coradia iLint model have been in passenger service since September 2018.

via NGVJournal

OptiFuel obtains U.S. EPA, Tier 4 Rail Certification for 100% natural gas engine

May 18, 2020OptiFuel Systems & Cummins Inc have secured U.S. EPA, Tier 4 Rail Certification for the first ever rail internal combustion engine to emit 0.00 g/bhp-hr NOx and PM. This breakthrough will deliver the lowest California Tier 5 emissions objectives.

via US Gas Vehicles

Neste Acquires Mahoney Environmental

May 7, 2020Neste, one of the world’s leading producers of renewable fuels, has announced the closing of its acquisition of its largest single investment in the U.S. to date.

via Work Truck Online

Building A Sustainable EV Battery Supply Chain: New Report

May 1, 2020Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) are conducting a research initiative focused on identifying strategies to improve sustainability and governance across the EV battery supply chain.

via Charged EVs

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FITSCO and Cognitive Pilot to Develop AI-Based Computer Vision System

April 23, 2020China-based urban rail transit signalling system provider FITSCO and Cognitive Pilot have partnered to develop an AI-based computer vision system to be used on trams.

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South Coast AQMD Offers New Funding for Combustion Freight and Marine Projects

January 21, 2020South Coast AQMD is hosting a one-hour webinar on February 4th at 11 am to provide an overview of funding and the application process for the new $60 million Combustion Freight and Marine program.