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Washington short line to market fuel-saving catalyst to rail industry


EnerTeck Chemical Corp. recently reached an agreement with Tri-City & Olympia Railroad Co. (TCRY) to market the supplier's diesel combustion catalyst EnerBurn™ to the railroad industry.

The 17-mile short line will serve as an exclusive sales and marketing representative for EnerBurn, which is designed to lower carbon's combustion temperature and accelerate oxidation to increase fuel's burn rate in diesel engines. The catalyst can reduce fuel usage between 8 percent and 15 percent, decrease engine wear between 30 percent and 50 percent, lower NOx emissions between 10 percent and 20 percent, and increase brake horsepower about 4 percent, according to a prepared statement.

"Given the current focus on fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, EnerBurn is invaluable to the railroad industry, as well as freight transportation industries in general," said TCRY President Randy Peterson. "The ability to save 10 percent on fuel consumption provides a significant competitive advantage because fuel costs represent a major variable operating expense in these industries."

Established in 2000, TCRY provides transportation, industrial switching, freight storage, rail-car repair and transloading services between western and eastern Washington, and interchanges with Union Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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