Monday, February 04, 2013

Mexico Plans Passenger Rail Revival

Modern, Fast Train Service South of the US Border?

Everything old is new again….

Mexico's leaders are embracing trains as a symbol of modernity. Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Foreign Confidential™ has learned that the Mexican government is showing great interest in sustainable rail initiatives, including development of high-speed, steam powered, passenger train locomotives that burn bio-coal instead of coal. Bio-coal is a manmade coal substitute that is considered carbon neutral if made from sustainable supplies of biomass, including forestry and agricultural wastes. Global demand for bio-coal, which is produced through a roasting-like process called torrefaction, is expected to exceed 70 million Metric Tons per year by the year 2020.