Renfe wants to revolutionize the railway market based on risky decisions and research. Among the first is giving up comparing more diesel traction locomotives, a type of fuel that represents 27% of its current energy consumption, with an expenditure of 80 million liters per year. The measure spurs the need to associate with manufacturers to find engines and designs capable of using alternative energies.
The Musel enters into these plans. As revealed yesterday Amador Robles Tascón, currently in the general direction of Development and Strategy of the company, his team is preparing a hybrid train, with traction based on liquefied natural gas and biodiesel. «We are coordinating with Adif, and surely the biodiesel will be produced with algae,» he said. During the inaugural conference of the Congress of Transport Engineering, the former CEO of Feve said that the schedule marked goes through to deepen the feasibility studies from here to the end of 2019.