US agency OptiFuels Systems, a system integrator of Cummins and BAE Systems hybrid energy merchandise for decarbonizing the rail, marine, and microgrid energy market, is within the strategy of finalizing a $2.6 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to show a pre-production Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) hybrid four,300 hp line-haul locomotive. The program will show suite of commercially out there, EPA rail-certified engines current a near-term, low danger resolution to create an reasonably priced RNG hybrid line-haul locomotive with close to zero emissions whereas concurrently enhancing gas price by 50%.
This program is integral to OptiGas’s 5-year plan to disrupt and decarbonize the rail market with a full line of zero and near-zero NOx, PM and CO2 emissions freight and passenger locomotives. In a number of weeks, OptiGas shall be asserting that it’s going to begin taking orders, in 49 of the U.S. states, for a brand new line of reasonably priced 800 hp to three,200 hp, 100% pure gasoline freight and transit locomotives.
The pre-production locomotive will eat 83% pure gasoline together with 20% improved effectivity versus Tier four diesel line-haul freight locomotives. OptiGas will make the most of certainly one of its proprietary, Federal Railway Administration permitted onboard CNG/RNG storage system holding 1,500 DGE to finish the locomotive design.
The manufacturing locomotive shall be market aggressive in pricing and can have an industry-leading 5-year guarantee on all engines together with complete upkeep protection. The propulsion system design is compact sufficient to suit on nearly any legacy EMD or GE line-haul locomotive with no structural modifications to the operator cab or body. OptiGas design will permit the railroads to repower current Tier three and Tier four line-haul locomotives at half the price of absolutely changing older Pre-Tier zero to Tier 2 locomotives. In manufacturing, OptiGas will present its confirmed locomotive CNG fueling station resolution and anticipate the CNG to price between zero.70 to $1.35 per DGE, relying on capitalization and implementation methods of the locomotive operator. This is effectively beneath the 10-year common price of $2.45 that the Class 1 railroads have paid for diesel.
OptiGas, primarily based in Beaufort, South Carolina, is offering zero emissions merchandise (NOx, PM, CO2) for decarbonizing rail, marine, and microgrid energy functions with modern, cost-efficient, and sustainable options using advance gaseous fuels with Cummins and BAE Systems hybrid energy merchandise.
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