DiGas and Arterail have signed a partnership agreement
DiGas and Arterail have signed a partnership agreement to promote the conversion of diesel locomotives and diesel multiple units to dual-fuel operations in Europe, particularly in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Italy.
DiGas and Arterail will jointly work to install dual-fuel systems using compressed natural gas (CNG) onto diesel locomotive engines.
The DiGas technology offers up to 30% reduction in fuel costs and up to 80% in PM. The conversion to dual-fuel requires little transformation: only gas tanks and a specific control box are necessary to fully transform an engine and prepare a locomotive for cost-effective and clean operations.
Arterail will work closely with operators to investigate transformation projects and will deploy its engineering and technician workforce to implement DiGas technology into selected locomotives.
About DiGas: DiGas is an engineering company specialized in dual-fuel solutions. DiGas is based in Riga, Latvia. DiGas currently is advancing the dual-fuel system within the project “Novel dual-fuel system for modernization of air-polluting diesel locomotives to clean and efficient gas operation — NYSMART”. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 784620.
About Arterail: Arterail is a company dedicated to rolling stock engineering, maintenance, and refurbishment for railways operators and rolling stock owners. The company is headquartered in Lille, France.