Progress Rail Approves B20 Biodiesel Fuel for Use in EMD® Engines
Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company, is committed to offering sustainable solutions by providing products that facilitate fuel transition, increase operational efficiency, and reduce emissions.
To help customers achieve their climate-related goals, Progress Rail has approved the use of up to 20% biodiesel blend (B20) across its range of 645 and 710 series engines.
“Progress Rail is leading the rail industry in providing the greatest range of fuel flexibility, making a meaningful, positive impact on the environment and supporting our customers’ energy savings goals,” said Marty Haycraft, President & CEO of Progress Rail.
As customers, governments, and concerned citizens work to build a better, more sustainable world, Progress Rail has made significant progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations and has continually invested in new products, technologies, and services.
Innovations include a battery-powered, zero-emissions locomotive, as well as reciprocating engines that burn alternate diesel fuels. By providing clean, efficient reciprocating engines, established power sources are even more efficient, with flexible fuel options including Tier 4 diesel, natural gas, biodiesel, renewable diesel, direct injected gas, and dynamic gas blending.