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UK to fund five low carbon rail projects

January 31, 2019 / George Hollingbery

The UK Government has selected five projects for development funding under its initiative to support new schemes that can help to reduce the railway’s carbon footprint. A total of £1.75m was awarded to the decarbonisation projects, chosen in the second round of the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) First of a Kind (FOAK) competition. Each of the projects will receive £350,000 to adapt technologies for use on railways. The selected projects include the deployment of solar panels and a scheme that utilises hydrogen and oxygen to produce steam to power rail engines.