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.

INNOTRANS: The guest on the latest InnoTrans podcast is Regina Barringer, General Manager of Cummins, who discusses how hydrogen and hybrid drives can help to reduce emissions and whether diesel technology will still be important in the future.

‘It’s an exciting time to be in rail’, according to Barringer. ‘The enhanced sustainability focus is driving industry partners and suppliers to provide cleaner and more sustainable solutions while delivering superior reliability, safety and performance. As a partner to the rail industry since 1930, Cummins is proud to be a part of the transformation.’

The long-term goal is zero emissions, but there are markets where diesel technology will continue to play a role, says Barringer.

The latest episode of the InnoTrans podcast was released by trade fair organiser Messe Berlin on June 8. The next is scheduled for July 13, when the guest will be Prof Dr Tjark Siefkes of the Institute of Vehicle Concepts at German aerospace centre DLR.