Advancing the Zero Emission Fleet of the Future
Cando Rail & Terminals is excited to announce that we are developing a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery-powered switching locomotive, an initiative that has the potential to transform the rail switching industry. Cando’s innovative solution to retrofit a legacy, non-tier compliant locomotive with a Li-Ion battery propulsion system will provide a scalable solution that is customized for closed loop switching operations. Li-Ion battery-powered locomotives, which will be zero emission and will be able to perform all manners of work as required by a normal diesel-powered locomotive used in switching operations, will result in fuel savings and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for our customers.
The Government of Alberta is committing $2 million through Emissions Reduction Alberta’s Industrial Transformation Challenge to Cando’s Li-Ion 2025 Project.
Once the retrofit is complete, Cando will demonstrate and evaluate the technical performance of the battery-powered locomotive and supporting charging infrastructure in a real-world switching environment in the Fort Saskatchewan area.
Introducing the Zero Emission Fleet of the Future!
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