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Ricardo discussing use of its flywheel hybrid technology for legacy diesel fleets following its DDFlyTrain Accelerating Innovation in Rail project

Ricardo yesterday announced that its research conducted with Artemis Intelligent Power and Bombardier Transportation has confirmed the potential for 10% real-life fuel savings for integrating its TorqStor high-speed flywheel onto a Bombardier Turbostar diesel multiple unit (DMU). With the 28 month Digital Displacement Rail Transmission with Flywheel Energy Storage project now complete...
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A head of steam for Accelerating Innovation in Rail - competition roundup

Last month, we reviewed progress of the winning projects for the Enabling the Digital Railway competition , that started in early 2014. That competition, announced in 2013, was the second competition - under the Accelerating Innovation in Rail livery - supported by Technology Strategy Board (now InnovateUK) and RSSB , the rail industry body for research and development.  The ...
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Ricardo helps Canadian National railroad assess the benefits of natural gas traction

With the commercial attractiveness of natural gas in North America, due to increased effective reserves and reduced cost of production, Canadian National is investigating the practical implications and benefits of using natural gas as a locomotive fuel . If successful, its use as an alternative source of locomotive fuel could have both environmental and commercial benefits.  ...
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A head of steam for Accelerating Innovation in Rail - competition roundup

Last month, we reviewed progress of the winning projects for the Enabling the Digital Railway...

Ricardo helps Canadian National railroad assess the benefits of natural gas traction

With the commercial attractiveness of natural gas in North America, due to increased effective...