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Green fuel for an orange loco

[ November 16, 2021   //   ]

Freightliner, the UK rail arm of Genesee & Wyoming, will be the first operator to use new low-emission Shell diesel fuel. Gd45 powered by Shell GTL fuel consists of 55% Shell GTL (gas to liquids) fuel and 45% Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO). Freightliner has been testing the fuel on some of its services over recent months in partnership with the fuel’s designer, GBF, and Shell. Data collected shows reductions of 84% methane, 14% NOx and 18% ultra-fine particulates when compared to regular diesel with no performance impact or loss of power.