Hydrogen train news

  • South Korean hydrogen fuel cell tram project
    Metro Report International

    Hydrogen fuel cell tram development project launched


    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen-electric tram demonstration project has been launched by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, which aims to adapt existing automotive hydrogen technologies for rail use to develop a strong position for South Korean suppliers in the global light rail market. ‘While we ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Revolution Very Light Rail demonstrator offers options for branch line revival


    Rail Business UK takes a ride on the Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle, which is designed to provide an attractive, low-cost option to facilitate the reopening of disused branch lines and extending existing lines.

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    Diesel locomotives to be converted to hydrogen power


    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail and technology company Stargate Hydrogen have signed a letter of intent for the conversion of diesel-electric shunting locomotives to fuel cell power. The project is to be undertaken in two phases, starting with the completion of a prototype by the end ...

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    On-train hydrogen storage development agreement


    HYDROGEN: Alstom and automotive technology company Plastic Omnium have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on ‘high-end’ hydrogen storage systems for on-train applications, with a dedicated team established to manage the technical and commercial development of ‘innovative and competitive’ equipment. The aim is to launch ...

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    Hydrogen shunting locomotive unveiled


    POLAND: Pesa Bydgoszcz has unveiled its prototype SM42-6Dn hydrogen fuel cell shunting locomotive at the Trako 2021 trade fair in Gdańsk. ‘This initiative will be of key importance for accelerating the development of this technology in Poland’, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in a message to ...

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    Hydrogen trains planned for Apennine route


    ITALY: The replacement of diesel trains with hydrogen on a line in central Italy is being studied by AECOM, Spanish renewables group Iberdrola, green hydrogen firm Cinque International and sustainable development specialist Ancitel Energia & Ambiente.

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    Autonomous hydrogen trains planned in Sakhalin


    RUSSIA: Two multilateral agreements have been signed to explore the potential for autonomous operation of hydrogen-powered trains in Sakhalin oblast.

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    Progress Rail to develop hydrogen fuel cell locomotive


    USA: Progress Rail is to lead the development of a demonstrator hydrogen fuel cell locomotive and fuelling infrastructure as part of a co-operation agreement announced by its parent company Caterpillar Inc on September 8. Caterpillar has agreed to work with energy supplier Chevron on the development ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Hydrogen strategy says electrification is the best option for rail


    The government’s first UK Hydrogen Strategy says electrification is likely to be the best way to decarbonise non-electrified railways…

  • Indian Railways Agra Cantonment station (Photo: Michael Lashley/Pixabay)

    Indian Railways to test fuel cell trains


    INDIA: Indian Railways’ Organisation of Alternative Fuels has invited bids to supply fuel cells and refuelling equipment for the conversion of two diesel-electric multiple units to hydrogen power. Last year Indian Railways completed the design of a 140 km/h fuel cell and battery hybrid trainset ...

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    In depth

    Comment: Modal shift still key to rail’s green agenda


    In the transport sector, the urge to decarbonise is manifesting itself in an increasingly frenetic push for the roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell and battery technology to replace internal combustion in everything from cars to small aircraft. These offer significant potential for decarbonising rail too, but should not be prioritised over the need to deliver modal shift from more polluting forms of mobility, argues our Managing Editor Nick Kingsley.

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    In depth

    Interview: Alternative traction can deliver decarbonisation in Europe


    Alstom’s decision to focus on ‘net zero’-compliant traction technology as long ago as 2014 is firmly bearing fruit in Europe, the company’s Vice-President for Regional Rolling Stock Brahim Soua* tells Nick Kingsley.

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    Talgo and Repsol to develop fuel cell trains powered by renewable hydrogen


    SPAIN: Rolling stock builder Talgo and petrochemical group Repsol signed an accord on July 19 to develop fuel cell trainsets powered by hydrogen generated from renewable sources.

  • Electrification works
    Rail Business UK

    Industry welcomes electrification and modal shift commitments in transport decarbonisation plan


    UK: Commitments to electrification, network expansion and modal shift are included in the Decarbonising transport: a better, greener Britain plan published by the government on July 14, along with the selective deployment of hydrogen and battery trains. ‘Transport decarbonisation is a dull way of describing something ...

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    Mireo Plus H hydrogen train to be tested in Bayern


    GERMANY: An agreement been signed for a Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus H hydrogen fuel cell train to be trialled on Bayerische Regiobahn’s Augsburg – Füssen route. Siemens is developing the Mireo Plus H to have a range of up to 800 km, powered by two ...

  • Eversholt Rail is to work with H2 Green to determine what infrastructure would be required to support the wide-scale deployment of trains fuelled by ‘green hydrogen’
    Rail Business UK

    H2 Green to assess hydrogen train fuelling requirements


    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail is to work with H2 Green to determine what infrastructure would be required to support the wide-scale deployment of trains fuelled by ‘green hydrogen’, produced by electrolysis using renewable energy. Getech subsidiary H2 Green is aiming to develop a network ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Class 66 diesel locomotive decarbonisation project underway


    UK: A project to reduce the emissions from an EMD Class 66 freight locomotive by converting it to run on a combination of diesel, biogas and hydrogen has been awarded government funding. The nine-month project which has been awarded £398 000 from the Department for Transport’s ...

  • An agreement to co-operate to develop hydrogen fuel cell and lithium-ion battery hybrid locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, locomotive supplier Sinara Group and nanotechnology investor Rusnano.

    Fuel cell and battery hybrid locomotive development agreement signed


    RUSSIA: An agreement to co-operate to develop hydrogen fuel cell and lithium-ion battery hybrid locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, locomotive supplier Sinara Group and nanotechnology investor Rusnano. The agreement provides for research, development and design work, analysis of the infrastructure which would required ...

  • Hydroflex Train
    Rail Business UK

    RIA calls for hydrogen train commitment to make the UK a world leader


    UK: Calling on the government to commit to placing orders for hydrogen trains, the Railway Industry Association has published a briefing document highlighting the role that hydrogen could play on the rail network. RIA says hydrogen trains could support further decarbonisation of an already low ...

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    Wabtec and GM to co-operate on battery and hydrogen locos


    USA: Wabtec and General Motors have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to collaborate to develop and commercialise GM’s battery and hydrogen technology for Wabtec locomotives. Wabtec will bring expertise in energy management and systems optimisation, and GM its Ultium battery ...