배설물로 가는 바이오 울트라 기차 VIDEO: Trains powered by human waste and discarded food could be introduced to Britain’s railway network ..

Trains powered by human waste and discarded food could be introduced to Britain’s railway network under plans to phase out dirty diesel engines

 

The 'BioUltra' railcar is the brainchild of a team of engineers led by the Worcester-based Ultra Light Rail Partners — and will be able to carry up to 120 passengers. With a top speed of 50 mph, the 66 feet (20m) long car will turn biomethane gas into electrical power which will charge the train's batteries and drive its motors

 

The 'BioUltra' railcar is being developed engineers at Ultra Light Rail Partners

This Worcester-based firm built a smaller, biogas-fuelled demo train back in July

The new train will carry twice the passengers (120 max) at speeds up to 50mph

It will also feature anti-viral features including UV lights and copper surfaces 

 

 

By IAN RANDALL FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 12:24 GMT, 31 December 2020 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 31 December 2020


바이오메탄 가스 전기로 변환...디젤 엔진 기차 단계적 폐기

 

바이오버스 6년 전에 선보여

 

    디젤 엔진을 단계적으로 폐기할 계획인 가운데, 사람과 동물의 배설물로 만들어진 가스로 운행되는 기차와 버려진 음식들이 영국의 철도 운행에 일조할 수도 있다.

 

'BioUltra' 철도 차량은 우스터에 본사를 둔 Ultra Light Rail Partners가 이끄는 엔지니어 팀이 고안했으며 최대 120명의 승객을 태울 수 있다.

 

최고 속도가 시속 50마일(80km)로 달리는 이 66피트(20m) 길이의 차량은 바이오메탄 가스를 전기로 변환시켜 열차의 배터리를 충전하고 모터를 구동한다.

 

이 개발은 정부의 비부서 연구 기금 기관인 Innovate UK로부터 6만 파운드의 보조금으로 지원되고 있다.

 

이것은 그 팀이 받은 두 번째 보조금이다. 이전 것은 35만 파운드에 올해 초 60인용 소형 철도 차량을 만드는데 사용되었다.

 

길이 약 33피트(10m)에 무게 약 12톤에 달하는 이 데모 '미니 열차'는 7월에 Motorail의 Long Marston 시험 시설에서 제 속도를 발휘했다.

 

 

 

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Ki Chul Hwang Conpaper editor 


edited by kcontents

 

Amid plans to phase out dirty diesel engines, trains run on gas made from human and animal waste and discarded food could join the rolling stock of Britain's railways.

 

The 'BioUltra' railcar is the brainchild of a team of engineers led by the Worcester-based Ultra Light Rail Partners — and will be able to carry up to 120 passengers.

 

 

Amid plans to phase out dirty diesel engines, trains run on gas made from human and animal waste and discarded food (pictured)  could join the rolling stock of Britain's railways. 

 

With a top speed of 50 mph, the 66 feet (20m) long car will turn biomethane gas into electrical power which will charge the train's batteries and drive its motors.

 

The development is being support by a £60,000 grant from Innovate UK, the Government's non-departmental research-funding agency.

 

 

This is the second such grant that the team have been awarded. The previous, for £350,000, was used to build a smaller, 60-person railcar earlier this year.

 

This demo 'mini train' — which was around 33 feet (10m) long and weighed some 12 tonnes — was put through its paces at Motorail’s Long Marston test facility in July.

 

In the wake of COVID-19, however, the new train will sport health features such as UV lighting, virus-killing copper surfaces, plastic shields and robust ventilation. 

 

Bio bus - Wikipedia

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The BioUltra train will be able to replace polluting, noisier and less efficient diesel railcars on those small branch lines which — due to the infrastructure costs — have not been electrified.

 

The Government has announced plans to phase out diesel-powered trains from the UK's railways by the year 2040 — and is turning to alternative fuel sources including biogases, hydrogen and battery-powered trains.

 

 

Unlike diesel engines, biomethane-powered rolling stock would emit no toxic nitrogen dioxide — and would actually result in a net removal of carbon dioxide form the atmosphere. Despite the source of the fuel, methane has no smell.

 

'Biomethane can be proved, without doubt, to be the most environmentally friendly fuel,' said Ultra Light Rail Partners' technical director, Christopher Maltin.

 

'I am delighted that, following on from producing the world’s first tram-train to be powered by biomethane, this locally produced and sustainable fuel will continue to be used for this new railcar.'

 

'The combination of biomethane as the fuel and the absence of any particulates from tyre degradation or road abrasion will result in the cleanest form of public transport, both in terms of air quality […] and climate change,' he added.

 

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