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Amtrak trials first cow-powered train

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posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 02:43 PM
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Amtrak trials first cow-powered train


www.guardian.co.uk

US rail operator Amtrak may have given the term "cattle car" a whole new meaning with the first test of a biodiesel train that runs on beef byproducts.

Operating on a $274,000 (£178,000) grant from the Federal Railroad Administration, the state-owned rail company has begun operating its daily Heartland Flyer train, travelling between Oklahoma City and Forth Worth, using B20 biodiesel fuel.

The fuel, which mixes 80 per cent diesel with 20 per cent biofuel, cuts both hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions by 10 per cent, according to the company, which said that the fuel also reduces
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posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 02:43 PM
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I saw a while back, in a thread on ATS, a military vehicle that could run on something similar. I know everyone else is thinking it also; can it run on people? A bio-diesel train; we should have been doing this long ago. Even though I'm sure if bio-diesel ever gets to be the new gasoline it will be manipulated as far as the cost is concerned and it won't be cheap anymore.

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posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:30 PM
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no, i'm pretty sure everyone is thinking "can we please just stop f****** mass producing cows in this country?"



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 01:40 AM
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Well, this is definitely a MOOOO-ving piece of engineering, utterly astounding



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 02:03 AM
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Its a good Idea

( below is only needed if they are using certain component for its bio-diesel )

I can see it now
the future car company ad's

Ford - you might think we are are a piece @#%$
But that's what we run on.

Chevy - Solid like a @#$%
and it will use yours too.

GM - We changed our name to Government Made
Not only not only does it run like @#$% but we use too.

Nissan - we use pooh too

VW - We wasted all of it on videos

BMW - Slicker, Shinier, Faster introducing the BMW-#2

Mercedes - High Quality craftsmanship running on your ----



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