CANADA: The federal government’s Clean Rail Academic Grant Programme is providing C$25 000 for the University of Windsor’s Hydrogen Enabled Low-Emissions & Fuel Efficient Diesel Engine Combustion Technology for Clean Locomotives project, which aims to develop an experimental diesel engine capable of running on blends of hydrogen and diesel.

The grant is one of 10 to be awarded under Round 5 of the programme.

‘We are taking concrete action to a cleaner, more innovative economy that reduces emissions and protects the environment’, said Minister of Transport Marc Garneau when the grant was announced on July 12. ‘Our clean transportation efforts will achieve emission reductions, improve human health and provide environmental benefits, while supporting clean growth and generating jobs for Canadians. We will all benefit by reducing rail emissions and by supporting research of new and emerging technologies.’