Hydrogen trains, which convert hydrogen into electric energy in fuel cells, are an alternative to diesel trains where electrification has not yet taken place or where the number of trains is sufficiently low / their speed is sufficiently low to make electrification not viable. Hydrogen trains have the advantage over diesel that they are emission-free at the point of use.
This section features suppliers who manufacture components for hydrogen trains, such as fuel cells, hydrogen storage tanks or the necessary power systems.
French multinational Alstom provides rolling stock, services and maintanence for the rail sector. Its CEO and Chairman is Henri Poupart-Lafarge.
AECOM has signed a memorandum of understanding to upgrade Italy’s Apennine diesel railway with hydrogen trains.
Alstom and Plastic Omnium have signed a MoU to work together on the development of high-end hydrogen storage systems for the railway sector.
Alstom has run its Coradia iLint hydrogen train in France for the first time. The event took place at a railway test centre.
Alstom is working closely with transportation authorities in MENA, showcasing sustainable mobility solutions including its hydrogen train.
Alstom has run its Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered regional passenger train in Sweden for the first time in Östersund.
Cummins explores three ways in which the rail industry’s near future will be different: Connectivity, Power Systems and Sustainability.