In the year 2000 Dr. Heyn started his career at TUV SUD Rail in Munich as key account and project manager for railway systems. In 2004 he became Head of Business Development for railway technology. Dr. Heyn has led multiple Railway projects in the last 20 years. One of his last projects was iLINT for Alstom Transport Deutschland GmbH where he did assessment for hydrogen systems and lithium-ion battery for traction. This will be converted into a successor series. An additional second vehicle project started in 2018 and many costumer interests to the new technologies.
- June 10: 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.