Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Biogas train

Svensk Biogas of Sweden has unveiled the world’s first biogas-powered passenger train. Fitted with two biogas bus engines, this can carry up to 54 passengers with a velocity of 130 km/h. Biogas, produced by decomposing organic material, emits far less carbon dioxide than traditional fossil fuels. The environment-friendly $1,300,000 train can run for 600 km before it needs to refuel. It may eventually replace diesel or electric trains.