DB Cargo UK successfully trials 100% HVO for rail

March 17, 2022 |

In the UK, DB Cargo UK has successfully trialed the use of 100% renewable Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as it continues to look for new and innovative ways to power its fleet and decarbonize its operations. 

Ground-breaking tests have been taking place at the company’s load bank facility at Toton Traction Maintenance Depot in Nottinghamshire where traditional red diesel has been substituted for the more environmentally-friendly HVO fuel.

A Class 67 diesel locomotive has been put through its paces – from idling to full power – with monitoring showing no adverse impact on the performance of the locomotive’s powerful 3,200bhp engine.

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