LNG use for rail locomotives

Klaipėda University, the member of LNG cluster. jointly with AB Klaipėdos nafta and the partner Klaipėda Stevedoring Company BEGA have brought together their engineering and technology resources aimed at design and production of LNG-powered rail locomotive. This advanced transport would be used for internal logistics of freight wagons.

LNG opens a window of opportunity for the clean fuel uses in the rail sector. LNG burns significantly cleaner than diesel fuel and, as regards the pollution, LNG contains no sulfur, nitrogen oxide, and produce lower emissions of CO2. When it burns, practically no solid particles being the main reason of smog are produced.

The new solution, as presumed, would also allow achieving the substantial economic results. The assumption is based on experience of the Polish colleagues with LNG-powered trailers evidencing that consumption of fuel by LNG-powered trucks travelling on fixed routes may be by 40 percent less.

The project currently is under development, with the scientists from Klaipėda University simulating the operation modes of LNG-powered locomotive to precisely evaluate all economic and environmental characteristics.

More info on the project:

Communication Manager at Klaipeda Science and Technology Park

Andrius Sutnikas

E-mail: projects@kmtp.lt

Tel. +370 686 37681