Bright Rail Energy (BRE) was formed to design, develop and sell products to railroads so they can save money and reduce their environmental impact by transitioning to natural gas to power locomotives. BRE’s unique proprietary, Bright Rail Energy Auxiliary Power System (APS), complements a diesel-electric locomotive by providing natural gas produced electricity to a locomotive’s electric traction motors. Both the APS and locomotive generate electricity to move the train at the desired speed. The APS is based primarily on existing, proven technology. It is intended for use with locomotives of all vintages. BRE’s solution does not try to convert the diesel engine to run on a mixture of natural gas and diesel. An APS prototype is currently undergoing extensive on-track testing.
Fast, efficient way to transition locomotives to cleaner and cheaper natural gas
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