Union Pacific is to begin testing B20 biodiesel and R55 renewable diesel with Wabtec locomotives in California during Q2. Wabtec engines were previously approved for B5 R30 (5% biodiesel and 30% renewable diesel). UP is aiming to increase the percentage of low-carbon fuels consumed to 10% of its total diesel consumption by 2025 and 20% by 2030.

Stadler and port operator Puerto de València have announced that they are developing a hydrogen-fuelled locomotive for use on local freight operations within the port of València and to and from the marshalling yard at Font de Sant Lluis. A mobile refuelling point will be positioned on the northern quay of the port.

DP World has inspected potential sites in Lochinvar, Lions Den and Rutenga where it could set up a dry port in partnership with National Railways of Zimbabwe.

BNSF and Wabtec are to test B20 biodiesel and R55 renewable diesel in Q2 of this year, aiming to quantify the impact on the emissions, durability and performance of Wabtec Tier 3 and Tier 4 Evolution Series locomotives operating between Barstow and Los Angeles in California. ‘Biofuels provide a unique near-term opportunity to have a significant impact on reducing carbon intensity’, said Bob Bremmer, Group Vice-President for Wabtec’s Fleet Innovation & Transformation division.

Logistics software company Everysens has joined UK industry association the Rail Freight Group.