Biodiesel

Biodiesel fuel is produced from renewable sources such as Jatropha seeds grown in India and can be blended with diesel fuel for use in EMD locomotives.

Our 710 engine is approved to run on a five percent biodiesel blend, reducing particulate matter and greenhouse gases.

We are also working with other railways to evaluate higher blends of biodiesel. High blends of biodiesel may require engine modifications, which is one more way we are supporting efforts of the Indian Railways to develop and use biodiesel fuel in their existing locomotives.