Amtrak is testing the viability of alternative fuel passenger trains by launching a biofuel pilot program using rendered beef fat.
The beef industry is happy to be involved. Disposing of beef byproducts left on the cutting room floor isn’t cheap or easy. And according to one source, a meat concoction wound be cleaner than fossil fuels and some plant-based fuels.
Emissions and engine data collected during the 12-month pilot program will help Amtrak determine the viability of using alternative fuels on a larger scale.
(READ the report in Wired online)