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Hydrogen train

Postby george matthews » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:52 am

Eversholt trains is offering a hydrogen powered DMU. It will be suitable for lines not equipped with wires. As it does not emit harmful exhausts it will be very suitable for modern traction, and the hydrogen can be derived from electricity - itself generated from wind or water.
https://eversholtrail.co.uk/news/alstom ... in-design/

"Nick Crossfield, Alstom UK & Ireland Managing Director, added:
“The Breeze will be a clean, green new train for the UK with a stylish, modern look. The railways need to decarbonise and the Government has rightly set out a goal to eliminate diesel rolling stock by 2040. Hydrogen trains offer an ideal solution for routes which are unlikely to benefit from electrification, and our innovative engineering solution means they can now fit within the UK loading gauge and can quickly be ready to roll on Britain’s railways. In Germany, Alstom’s hydrogen trains are already transporting passengers in the comfort and quiet that is characteristic of these trains. The Breeze offers British rail users the opportunity to share in the pleasure that is a journey on a hydrogen train.”"
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Re: Hydrogen train

Postby David Benton » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:30 am

Interesting,George . Any idea how the hydrogen is sourced, or generated.
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Re: Hydrogen train

Postby george matthews » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:43 am

David Benton wrote:Interesting,George . Any idea how the hydrogen is sourced, or generated.

All I know is what is in the link. If they are using commercially available hydrogen I assume it would be from fossil fuels or nuclear electricity. But potentially it could be from solar, wind or other renewables - not carbon based. It would be a useful step towards decarbonising transport.
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