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Rail – Germany investing 227M – Focus-Batteries – H2

Germany will invest some €227 million to support the electrification of rail, with a focus on batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, including charging and refueling infrastructure. Currently, 61% of the rail network in Germany is electrified with overhead lines. Conventional rail vehicles with diesel engines are currently used almost exclusively on non-electrified …

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Russian Railways to Develop Hydrogen Mainline Trains

Russian Railways, RUSNANO and the Sinara Group signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of mainline locomotives using a power plant based on hydrogen fuel cells together with lithium-ion batteries. Russian Railways will act as a potential customer of locomotives, while the Sinara Group, represented by the Sinara—Transport Machines Machine-building Holding, …

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Russian Railways Develop Hydrogen – H2 Locomotives

It is hoped that the development of using hydrogen fuel cells for Russia’s railways can help to reduce emissions, noise and vibration. Russian Railways, RUSNANO and Sinara Group have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of trunk and shunting freight locomotives using power plants based on electrochemical hydrogen fuel cells …

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Siemens Mobility Signs Hydrogen Train Technology Agreement

The company is one of several businesses working on H2 locomotive development in recent years. Siemens Mobility recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energy to supply hydrogen train technology. The joint research effort would develop the use of liquid organic H2 carrier technology in …

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Focus: H2 Powered trains on World Environment Day

he environment is one of today’s main issue with all societies being concerned. According to the annual ‘State of Global Air 2020’ report, around 6.7 million deaths were reported globally due to long-term exposure to air pollution in 2019. China (1.8 million) and India (1.6 million) together accounted for more …

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Siemens Mobility to work on Hydrogen Tech for Trains

Siemens Mobility has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Germany-based organization to undertake joint research into the use of liquid organic hydrogen carrier technology in the railway sector. In a statement earlier this week Siemens Mobility’s CEO of Rolling Stock, Albrecht Neumann, said the firm would supply the Helmholtz …

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Hydrogen Fuelled Train to be Showcased – at COP26

Experts at the University of Birmingham have welcomed today’s announcement by Network Rail that it will be showcasing the hydrogen-powered HydroFLEX train at the COP26 Climate Change Conference. HydroFLEX was developed by the University’s Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) in partnership with rolling stock owner and asset manager, Porterbrook Since its first successful …

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Scotland’s Hydrogen Train has a Angel

Angel Trains has extended its support for the delivery of Scotland’s first hydrogen-powered train by partnering with Arcola Energy and its industry consortium partners on the project. Angel Trains, one of the UK’s leading rolling stock asset managers, has announced it will partner with Arcola Energy and its industry consortium partners in …

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Romania – Wants to buy Hydrogen-Powered Trains

Romania’s minister of transport announced that the National Relaunch and Resilience Plan (PNRR) includes the purchase of some 10-12 hydrogen-powered trains for the Bucharest-Pitesti route. Last month, Siemens Mobility representatives discussed with representatives of the Ministry of Transport and NGOs several environmental, technical and financial issues regarding a possible future …

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Alstom – On Track to Expand Presence in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: French transport technology provider Alstom, which is working on the Riyadh Metro project, is targeting expansion in Saudi Arabia. Andrew DeLeone, who is president of Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia at Alstom, said the company was a  long-standing partner of Saudi Arabia. “We have been active for decades …

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