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Amtrak is conducting the first test of a biodiesel train that runs on beef byproducts.

The daily Heartland Flyer, traveling between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, will use B20 biodiesel fuel. According to Amtrak, the fuel, which mixes 80 percent diesel with 20 percent biofuel, cuts both hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions by 10 percent, and reduces particulates by 15 percent and sulphates by 20 percent compared with standard diesel fuels.

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