Bio-diesel for trains has been introduced by South Western Railways Zone [ Current Affairs ]
Bio-diesel for trains has been introduced by the South Western Railways (SWR) Zone with headquarters in Hubli and Karnataka which is working under its zone. From Hubli the first Bio-Diesel train of SWR was flagged off named Janshatabdi Express, it will run between Hubballi-Bengaluru and it is powered by five per cent of bio-diesel merged with High Speed Diesel.
- The main objective behind this creativity is to reduce carbon footprint and greenhouse gases (GHGs) emission and it also aim to create fuel consumption more effective.
- SWR zone has launched Bio-diesel filling centers at Hubli, Bengaluru and Hospet to fulfill the bio-diesel demand.
- The merging bio-diesel will be slowly increased by 10 % in next one year and also all the 13 railway workshops within the zone will have their own filling units.
- Bio-diesel is diesel fuel based on vegetable oil or animal oil.
- This reduces dependency on fossil fuel exclusively on diesel by providing quasi-renewable energy for domestic alternatives as sustainable fuel for diesel locomotives and
- It is typically made from crops such as sugarcane, cassava, corn, potato, and beetroot and now in recent time it is obtained from grapes, banana and dates etc.
- With aim of security of energy Union Government is promoting use of bio-diesel in India Railway,
- And also for domestic air and savings in foreign exchange laterally with employment opportunities in rural areas.
- Published on: December 8, 2015