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Canada announces investment to reduce emissions from rail locomotives

Clean growth is essential for Canada’s transportation system – to meet our emission reduction targets, grow our economy, and build resilience to a changing climate.


Government Press Release 12 Jul 2018, 10:51 PM Canada
  • The program provides funding to support academic research programs that are developing technologies. (Image Credit: Reuters)

Clean growth is essential for Canada’s transportation system – to meet our emission reduction targets, grow our economy, and build resilience to a changing climate.  The Government of Canada is committed to protecting air quality and ensuring Canadians have healthy communities in which to live, work and raise their families.

To achieve this, Transport Canada established the Clean Rail Academic Grant Program.

The program provides funding to support academic research programs that are developing technologies and practices to reduce air emissions from the rail sector.

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced an investment of $25,000 for a University of Windsor project called “Hydrogen Enabled Low-Emissions and Fuel Efficient Diesel Engine Combustion Technology for Clean Locomotives”. The project will help to develop an experimental diesel engine that is capable of running on blends of hydrogen and diesel fuel.  This technology has the potential to significantly reduce air pollution from rail diesel engines.

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