- June 12: Alternative fuels for buses
Alternative Propulsion – Hydrail and Bi-/Trimodal Propulsion in the rail sectorWith a push for greener transport systems and the inherent challenges posed by current battery systems, hydrogen technology is emerging and tipped by many to be a potential solution. Green energy production from sources such as wind, waves, tides and sun are on the rise, but this creates new challenges for current electrical distribution systems. Meanwhile the costs of electrification of our transport systems combined with capacity limitations of our electrical grids leads us to continue using fossil fuels. Hydrogen fuel cell powered transport systems could give us cleaner transport systems, energy storage for green energy production and avoid costly investment in electrical grid upgrades. The first passenger rail vehicles are now in commercial operations.
Hydrogen-motors can also use gray hydrogen and is free available, because this is a waste product of the chemical industry and this gas must burn off.