Ballard Power Systems and Chart Industries, Inc. reported successfully testing a fuel cell powered by liquid hydrogen. In addition, RELAM, Inc. opened a new maintenance-of-way equipment rental facility near Sacramento, Calif.
Six major companies in the railway and intermodal supply space have reported developments in joint ventures and charitable works.
Chart Industries, Inc., a significant player in the rail industry for providing equipment for LNG (liquefied natural gas)-powered locomotives, has made a significant investment in a Canadian supplier of hydrogen fuel cell technology.
LNG By Rail, With Scott Nason, Chart Inc., and David Nahass, Railroad Financial Corp.: Rail Group On Air Podcast
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in consultation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), issued on June 19 a final rule authorizing the
Safety is important. Yet, we can do safety research and development a lot faster. It’s timely to ask why the regulatory process takes so long. Today in transport logistics, our society seems to lack a sense of urgency. As one example, it now takes regulatory agencies (and non-regulatory bodies like the National Transportation Safety Board) as long as 18 to 24 months to complete an accident investigation report. Why so long? It’s a mystery.
CN is testing two main line diesel-electric locomotives fueled principally by LNG (liquefied natural gas) in revenue service in northern Alberta, Canada.