Indian Railways Organisation for Alternative Fuels
Indian Railways Organisation for Alternative Fuels (IROAF) is a government enterprise set up to promote renewable energy by introducing alternative energy sources and fuel efficient and emission-control technologies across the railway network. It was also focusing on the promotion of green energy technologies in operation, production and maintenance of Indian Railways assets. It was recently dismantled by the Railways Ministry.
The projects undertaken by the IROAF include the promotion of hydrogen fuel cell based technology for trains, experimenting on solar-power trains, CNG powered trains etc. Despite the administrative changes, these projects will be undertaken unhindered by Railway Board and Northern Railways.