All Hydrogen articles

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    iLint hydrogen project wins European Railway Award

    2021-01-26T10:46:00Z

    EUROPE: Germany’s iLint initiative to put hydrogen fuel cell trains into commercial operation on regional lines in Niedersachsen was named as winner of the 14th European Railway Award during a virtual ceremony on January 25, hosted from Brussels by industry associations UNIFE and CER. According to ...

  • The Zero Emission Train Project will see a withdrawn Class 314 electric multiple-unit made available by ScotRail converted into a ‘deployment-ready and certified’ development platform for hydrogen technology providers and academics.
    Rail Business UK

    Hydrogen train demonstrator project consortium appointed

    2020-12-30T11:45:00Z

    UK: An industry consortium has been appointed to produce a hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit for demonstration in Scotland.

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    Traction: Rail can lead the way with hydrogen deployment

    2020-12-28T07:00:00Z

    The rail sector is at the forefront of the commercialisation of hydrogen technology, with trains running in Germany attracting interest from around the world, says Amy Adams, Vice-President of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies at Cummins

  • Canadian Pacific has announced plans to develop what it says will be North Amercia’s first hydrogen-powered main line locomotive.
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    CP to test hydrogen fuel cell freight locomotive

    2020-12-18T16:02:00Z

    CANADA: Canadian Pacific has announced plans to develop what it says will be North Amercia’s first hydrogen-powered main line locomotive. This will involve retrofitting fuel cells and batteries to an existing locomotive, which will then be used for testing to evaluate the technology’s readiness for the ...

  • Alstom Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit
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    Direct award planned for hydrogen train services

    2020-12-17T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG and the city of Bremen have advance given notice of their intention to directly award a contract for the proposed operation of hydrogen fuel cell trains on service RB33 Cuxhaven – Bremerhaven – Bremervörde – Stade. The authorities said there is ...

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    Hydrogen fuel cell rail milling machine unveiled

    2020-12-03T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Linsinger has unveiled what it says is the first hydrogen fuel cell powered rail milling train, its MG11 H 2 which is expected to be available by mid-2021. The company said the machine — developed by its R D department in a multi-year programme ...

  • Alstom is to supply Lombardia operator Ferrovie Nord Milano with six hydrogen fuel cell trainsets, with an option for eight more.
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    Italian operator orders hydrogen fuel cell trains

    2020-11-26T15:40:00Z

    ITALY: Alstom is to supply Ferrovie Nord Milano with six hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units for use by the Lombardia regional operator’s Ferrovienord subsidiary on the non-electrified Brescia – Iseo – Edolo line from 2023. The agreement announced on November 26 includes an option for eight more ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail sector calls for key role in ‘green industrial revolution’

    2020-11-18T14:43:00Z

    UK: A 10-point plan for a ‘green industrial revolution’ covering energy, transport, nature and technology was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on November 18. This includes ‘investing in zero-emission public transport of the future’, and working with industry to develop low-carbon hydrogen production capacity for ...

  • Cummins’ hydrogen business Hydrogenics is to open a factory at Herten in the Ruhr region for the volume production of fuel cells for applications including Alstom’s Coradia iLint multiple-units.
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    Cummins to build railway fuel cell factory

    2020-11-13T10:16:00Z

    GERMANY: Cummins’ hydrogen business Hydrogenics is to open a factory at Herten in the Ruhr region for the volume production of fuel cells for applications including Alstom’s Coradia iLint multiple-units. The plant with a capacity of 10 MW/year is scheduled to open in July 2021 ...

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    Hydrogen fuel cell train to be developed with EU funding

    2020-11-04T17:10:00Z

    EUROPE: The FCH2RAIL consortium’s €14m project to design, develop and test a prototype hydrogen fuelled train has been awarded a €10m grant from the European Commission’s Fuel Cells Hydrogen Joint Undertaking as part of the Horizon 2020 Programme FCH2RAIL aims to produce a ...

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    Fuelling point for largest fleet of hydrogen trains

    2020-10-28T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Industrial park operator Infraserv Höchst began construction of a hydrogen train refuelling point at its site in Hessen with a groundbreaking ceremony on October 26. The facility in Höchst will support the fleet of 27 Alstom Coradia iLint multiple-units ordered by the Fahma rolling stock ...

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    Italian hydrogen train co-operation agreement

    2020-10-26T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: National railway FS Group and energy company Snam are to work together to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of using hydrogen power in the rail sector, and the development of suitable business models. The companies will experiment with the production, transport, compression, storage, supply ...

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    Hybari fuel cell battery train to draw on automotive technology

    2020-10-08T09:35:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway, Hitachi and Toyota Motor Corp are to collaborate to test the use of batteries and hydrogen fuel cell hybrid traction systems adapted from technology used in the road sector. The HYdrogen-HYBrid Advanced Rail vehicle for Innovation trial will use JR East’s ...

  • Siemens Mobility hydrogen Mireo impression
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    ‘Holistic’ hydrogen train development agreement signed

    2020-10-05T13:35:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: An agreement to co-operate in the joint development of ‘holistic’ hydrogen systems to facilitate the replacement of diesel trains with hydrogen fuelled vehicles has been signed by Siemens Mobility and Siemens Energy. Although Siemens Energy was spun off from the Siemens Group on September 28, ...

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    SNCF sets green targets to cut TER emissions

    2020-09-24T13:39:00Z

    FRANCE: National operator SNCF has launched an ambitious programme designed to reduce the environmental impact of its TER regional services as a contribution towards combatting climate change. The PlaneTER programme is also intended to help win passengers back to rail and attract customers from new markets after ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Scottish hydrogen train demonstrator procurement begins

    2020-09-15T11:55:00Z

    UK: The University of St Andrews has begun the process of appointing an industrial partner to participate in the Zero Emission Train Project, which will see a redundant Class 314 electric multiple-unit equipped with hydrogen fuel cells as a technology demonstrator. The project is being led ...

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    Rail Business UK

    11 700 km of electrification plus battery and hydrogen trains in traction decarbonisation strategy

    2020-09-11T08:21:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has published its interim Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy, setting out preliminary recommendations for meeting government ambitions to decarbonise the rail network. The Interim Business Case released on September 10 considers the three main ways of achieving this aim: electrification, ...

  • A hydrogen fuelled tram is to be demonstrated in the southeastern city of Ulsan, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Hyundai Rotem CEO Lee Yong-bae and Mayor Song Chul-ho.
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    Hydrogen tram demonstration agreement signed

    2020-08-14T09:35:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen fuelled tram is to be demonstrated in the southeastern city of Ulsan, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Hyundai Rotem CEO Lee Yong-bae and Mayor Song Chul-ho. Last year Hyundai Rotem began working with Hyundai Motors on the development ...

  • A groundbreaking ceremony has formally marked the start of construction of a hydrogen train fuelling point in Bremervörde.
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    Hydrogen train fuelling point under construction

    2020-07-28T12:04:00Z

    GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony has formally marked the start of construction of a hydrogen train fuelling point in Bremervörde. This will serve the fleet of 14 Alstom Coradia iLint fuel cell multiple-units which Niedersachen transport authority LNVG has ordered for use by Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser ...

  • The Flirt Akku is a version of Stadler's Flirt family of electric multiple-units which is equipped with a battery to permit operation on non-electrified or partly-electrified routes.
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    Batteries beat hydrogen on cost and efficiency, VDE study shows

    2020-07-28T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A study of climate-neutral traction technology by VDE, the Association for Electrical, Electronic Information Technologies, has concluded that over a 30-year life-cycle battery-powered multiple-units are substantially cheaper and more efficient than those powered by hydrogen. The study published on July 21 concludes that ...