Biomass, biofuel, wood fuel for steam locomotives

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Re: Biomass, biofuel, wood fuel for steam locomotives

Postby David Benton » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:45 pm

That is quite an incredible achievement. I think you are possibly putting New Zealand to shame. According to Wiki , we have 4% coal generation.
Of course , the downside for Railways , there are a lot less coal trains. I think there are some Biomass trainloads in the UK.
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Re: Biomass, biofuel, wood fuel for steam locomotives

Postby johnthefireman » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:57 pm

And another piece of experimental technology for wind power:

World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland
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Re: Biomass, biofuel, wood fuel for steam locomotives

Postby JayBee » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:56 pm

David Benton wrote:. I think there are some Biomass trainloads in the UK.


At 5am on 24/7/17 there is an empty Biomass train approaching Wrawby Jc. (4R47) heading to the Immingham Biomass Terminal to load for Drax Power Station. Most of the Biomass for Drax is produced in Louisiana, USA
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Re: Biomass, biofuel, wood fuel for steam locomotives

Postby David Benton » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:49 am

Thanks Jaybee, I remember reading about the USA end of that operation in Trains magazine.
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