I am aware that GEVO is already operating in Australia in the Pilbara with decent loading gauges and do operate with GEVO.
However for the rest of Australia on the ARTC, GEVO is unlikely to appear on GE locos into the future.
If Australia moves with tightened air quality legislation, for GE could the FDL be modified or PowerHaul will be the only option provided for their locos?
However, I would say that this is unlikely in the near future as it appears to be no proposal to mandate US tier or EU diesel emissions. It seems it is up to individual industry to specify. The industry I work in, we specify a certain Euro spec for diesel engines. Not that is required by legislation. I am not aware for any rail requirement.
Anyway all I am asking if there was a significant change what would GE's immediate option would be?
I imagine for Progress, Tier 4 equivalent is their option as they would fit into the loading gauge.