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On Track – Hydrogen Rail Freight in North America

Pilot projects for hydrogen-electric freight locomotives are piling up in North America after a relatively slow start compared with China and Europe. Two Vancouver-based companies, hydrogen fuel cell firm Loop Energy and hydrogen storage provider Hydrogen-in-Motion (H2M), announced plans in early September to convert a diesel-electric switcher locomotive to hydrogen …

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Autonomous Hydrogen trains planned in Russia

RUSSIA: Two multilateral agreements have been signed to explore the potential for autonomous operation of hydrogen-powered trains in Sakhalin oblast. A memorandum of understanding was signed at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 2-4 between the government of Sakhalin, finance house Sberbank and Cognitive Pilot, a specialist in …

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Local Short-line Railway Experiments With Hydrogen

Two local companies in the hydrogen space, Loop Energy (TSX:LPEN) and Hydrogen In Motion Inc., have been selected by Southern Railway of British Columbia to convert one of its diesel-electric locomotives to hydrogen fuel cell power. Loop Energy will provide the hydrogen fuel cell components and Hydrogen in Motion will provide …

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Reimagining Transport: Hydrogen Trains

Using hydrogen in transport is not a concept of the climate change era; General Motors developed a prototype of a hydrogen powered van in 1966 (which was ultimately scrapped due to costs). However, while these developments are not entirely unprecedented, it is the advancement and the rate of advancement in hydrogen technology …

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Siemens May Build Hydrogen-Powered Trains In Russia

MOSCOW – German industrial giant Siemens‘ Russia unit could potentially make passenger trains powered by hydrogen fuel, its president said on Monday. “We have a factory in Yekaterinburg… I don’t see any obstacles for setting up production of, let’s say, hydrogen-powered passenger trains,” Alexander Liberov told reporters on the sidelines of a rail industry show near Moscow. He added …

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RIA Encourages Development Of Hydrogen Fleets

The Railway Industry Association is urging the Government to prioritise new fleets of hydrogen trains in its efforts to create a ‘hydrogen economy’ in the UK and to achieve its target of net zero carbon by 2050. The Government’s recently published UK Hydrogen Strategy states that while new traction technology …

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Alstom’s Coradia iLint Hydrogen train runs in Sweden

Alstom’s Coradia iLint passenger train, the first in the world to be powered by hydrogen, makes its Swedish debut in Östersund today. Alstom teams are presenting the train to a variety of local stakeholders, including regional operators, transport authorities, government decision makers and leading media, to highlight the potential of …

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$4 M Grant to Shell Subsidiary – H2 Marine & Trains

The California Energy Commission recently awarded a $4 million grant to Shell subsidiary Equilon Enterprises LLC to help support hydrogen fuel-cell demonstrations in rail and marine applications at California ports. Equilon Enterprises (doing business as Shell Oil Products US) plans to develop, build, own and operate the world’s first multimodal …

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India’s Railways set on H2 Trains – Invites Bids

The Indian Railways has begun work on hydrogen-powered trains. An official statement said that the Indian Railways has invited bids for hydrogen fuel cell-based technology by retrofitting on the Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) in 89 km Sonipat-Jind section of Northern Railway. Simply put, the Indian Railways wants to see whether existing diesel run trains can be retrofitted to use …

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Talgo is working on a Hydrogen Train by 2023

Meanwhile electric, the hydrogen car promises to be the great solution for the transport of goods by road and fleets, especially now that the European Union will require Member States to have a refueling point every 150 km by the end of 2030. However, when we talk about the hydrogen car, …

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