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SERA Unveils Hydrogen Switcher Livery

Sierra Northern Railway (SERA) has unveiled the look of its zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) powered switching locomotive, development of which is made possible by a $4 million California Energy Commission grant

Repowering existing freight locomotives to zero NOx, PM and CO2 emissions using RNG. (Graphic and caption details, courtesy of Business Wire and OptiFuel)

OptiFuel Lands Locomotive Repower Project in Argentina

Beaufort, S.C.-based OptiFuel Systems has signed a collaboration agreement with the Argentina Ministry of Transportation through Ferrocarriles Argentinos Sociedad del Estado (F.A.S.E.) to upgrade 400 switcher and line-haul freight locomotives from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or renewable natural gas (RNG) power.

The new zero-emission switcher, replacing a Tier 0 diesel unit, will integrate hydrogen fuel cell, hydrogen storage, advanced battery and systems control technologies.

Supply Briefs: SoCalGas/Sierra Northern, ClearBlade/Phoenix Contact

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) is providing $500,000 to help develop Sierra Northern Railway’s hydrogen fuel cell (HFC)-powered switcher. Also, Phoenix Contact and ClearBlade have partnered on an Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solution for the rail, oil and gas, energy and industrial markets.

IHB On Board CNG Storage System

IHB going CNG

The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad (IHB) is partnering with OptiFuel Systems LLC and R.J. Corman Railpower Locomotives LLC to convert its entire locomotive fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG).