Train fueled by human waste in the UK soon?

Engineers from Ultra Light Rail Partners have developed a prototype wagon that works with human waste transformed into electricity. This work was subsidized by the UK government with the aim of phasing out trains with diesel engines. This is the second time that this engineering team has received this kind of support to reconnect Britain's cities to the National Railroad.

The BioUltra wagon was already tested last July. It is 20 m long and weighs only 12 t. However, it can carry up to 120 passengers. Inside, there will be UV lighting, antivirus copper surfaces, plastic screens and heavy-duty ventilation that will prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Train Fueled By Human Waste In The Uk Soon
Image by Martin Winkler from Pixabay

The government has announced its intention to make UK railways "clean and environmentally friendly" . It intends to make a transition to greener energy sources such as biogas, hydrogen and electric batteries by 2040.

Environmentally friendly electricity?

The minitrain will transform biomethane into carbon neutral electricity that will allow it to charge its batteries and run its engines. This model could replace polluting and noisy diesel powered rail cars in branch lines shortly. These networks have never been electrified because of the high costs of the necessary infrastructure.

All rolling stock fueled with biomethane emits no nitrogen dioxide and has no odor. It is this purity which makes the advantage of this train of a new kind. This concept guarantees 0% carbon dioxide emission into the atmosphere.

“Biomethane is the most environmentally friendly. I am delighted that after this first biomethane-powered tram-train, this sustainable and locally produced fuel will continue to be used. "

Christopher Maltin, Technical Director of Ultra Light Rail Partners

A clean and sustainable means of public transport?

The BioUltra will survey the already existing lines. Its lightness will reduce wear on the rails, which will reduce network maintenance costs. It can travel up to 32,000 km before needing to refuel.

Remember that biomass is a fuel developed from organic matter to create electricity. The production of this green energy is based on wood waste, forest debris, crops, manure and certain types of factory residues.

“The use of biomethane and the absence of particles from tire degradation or road abrasion will provide clean public transport, in terms of air quality and climate change. "

Christopher Maltin

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Engineers from Ultra Light Rail Partners have developed a prototype wagon that works with human waste transformed into electricity. This work was subsidized by the UK government with the aim of phasing out trains with diesel engines. This is the second time that this engineering team has received this kind of support to reconnect Britain's cities to the National Railroad.

The BioUltra wagon was already tested last July. It is 20 m long and weighs only 12 t. However, it can carry up to 120 passengers. Inside, there will be UV lighting, antivirus copper surfaces, plastic screens and heavy-duty ventilation that will prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Train Fueled By Human Waste In The Uk Soon
Image by Martin Winkler from Pixabay

The government has announced its intention to make UK railways "clean and environmentally friendly" . It intends to make a transition to greener energy sources such as biogas, hydrogen and electric batteries by 2040.

Environmentally friendly electricity?

The minitrain will transform biomethane into carbon neutral electricity that will allow it to charge its batteries and run its engines. This model could replace polluting and noisy diesel powered rail cars in branch lines shortly. These networks have never been electrified because of the high costs of the necessary infrastructure.

All rolling stock fueled with biomethane emits no nitrogen dioxide and has no odor. It is this purity which makes the advantage of this train of a new kind. This concept guarantees 0% carbon dioxide emission into the atmosphere.

“Biomethane is the most environmentally friendly. I am delighted that after this first biomethane-powered tram-train, this sustainable and locally produced fuel will continue to be used. "

Christopher Maltin, Technical Director of Ultra Light Rail Partners

A clean and sustainable means of public transport?

The BioUltra will survey the already existing lines. Its lightness will reduce wear on the rails, which will reduce network maintenance costs. It can travel up to 32,000 km before needing to refuel.

Remember that biomass is a fuel developed from organic matter to create electricity. The production of this green energy is based on wood waste, forest debris, crops, manure and certain types of factory residues.

“The use of biomethane and the absence of particles from tire degradation or road abrasion will provide clean public transport, in terms of air quality and climate change. "

Christopher Maltin

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