Chart Industries

Railway Equipment Leasing And Maintenance (RELAM) Inc. has added Sacramento, Calif., to its facility locations, which also include Cleveland, Ohio, and Granite City, Ill.
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Supply Side: Ballard, Chart; RELAM

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.

Chart Charts Canadian Hydrogen Course

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.

Assessing LNG-By-Rail Safety

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.

Experts weigh in on LNG

Programs to evaluate LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a locomotive fuel are expanding throughout the rail industry, led by such stakeholders as GE Transportation, Electro-Motive Diesel, BNSF, Union Pacific, CN, Clean Energy Fuels, Chart Industries, Westport Innovations, Waste Management, and many others. At the 2013 GE Transportation/Norfolk Southern Railroad Sustainability Symposium, a panel of industry experts talked about current LNG projects, and the potential of this relatively new alternative to diesel fuel.