#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar, & battery news & analysis site in the world. Support our work today!


Browsing the "torrefied biocoal" Tag

Coalition for Sustainable Rail to Convert World’s First Modern Steam Engine Powered with Biocoal

May 29th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

This is not just a trip down memory lane to visit an old smoky railroad locomotive. At the University of Minnesota, the Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) is actively converting a 1937 locomotive – # 3463 – into what will be the world’s first carbon-neutral high-speed locomotive. It will not be electric, running instead on steam generated by the burning of biofuel, or torrefied biocoal.



Back to Top ↑