Biofuel-Powered Trains Being Developed in Florida

A new passenger train system currently under development in Florida, USA will run on biodiesel fuel.

A Miami-based company is developing the Brightline train system has partnered with Florida Power & Light Co. to use clean energy alternatives for fuel. The Brightline train, which will be operational in September 2017, will run on biodiesel fuel supplied by FPL for two years.

FPL will supply two million gallons of biodiesel a year to the project. Brightline's trains will also be powered by technology developed by Siemens, and equipped with fuel tanks capable of holding up to 2,200 gallons of fuel. It is expected that the trains will consume 2 gallons of fuel a mile.


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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