Virgin Trains to use biofuel

The B20 will be used for live trials on four engine units in Virgin’s fleet of Voyager trains, commencing today.

The announcement follows desktop analysis and engine bench testing to establish the benefits of using biofuel blends with the Virgin fleet’s Cummins engines. Based on typical feedstock mixes used for the production of the biofuel blend, the new fuel will deliver a cut in whole-of-life CO2e emissions of some 14 per cent .

B20 represents the highest percentage of biofuel content tha