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In the European Union, according to train manufacturer Alstom, 46 per cent of mainline train tracks aren’t electrified.  As a result, many networks depend on diesel trains that can work on both electrified and non-electrified tracks. While diesel trains are often considered environmentally friendly, if you compare their emissions per passenger kilometre to alternatives such Continue reading Decarbonising non-electrified railways with hydrogen trains

Daimler Truck and the Volvo Group have signed a joint venture agreement to develop and produce hydrogen fuel-cell systems for heavy-duty commercial applications. The move has been in part prompted by the European “Green Deal” climate pact, a target of which is to reach zero net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.  Both companies share Continue reading Manufacturers race to deploy hydrogen fuel cell technology on commercial trucks

World’s largest hydrogen-powered haul truck now under development Mining multinational Anglo American has announced that it is partnering with Williams Advanced Engineering to aid in the development of its hydrogen-powered electric mining haul truck. The project is part of the global mining company’s ‘FutureSmart Mining’ concept, which aims to develop a sustainable approach to mining Continue reading Hydrogen for haul trucks

In parallel to the development of battery electric vehicles, progress in hydrogen fuel cell technology and the supporting fuel infrastructure is gathering pace both globally and in Australasia. For example, Toyota Australia is pumping $4.3 million into construction of Victoria’s first hydrogen refuelling station at its former car manufacturing site in Altona. The project is Continue reading Hydrogen fuel progress

Ports of Auckland will build a hydrogen production and refuelling facility at its Waitematā port in a joint project with Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and KiwiRail to also invest in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles including port equipment, buses and cars. Electrolysis will be used to extract hydrogen from tap water on site, which is then Continue reading NZ to get hydrogen fuel station and vehicles

Hydrogen power has long been touted as a viable and worthwhile alternative to pure electric vehicles.  It is not, after all, without is benefits; besides offering zero local emissions, hydrogen fuel cell-equipped cars can be quickly refuelled and don’t suffer the cold-weather range issues that electric vehicles (EVs) do. Hydrogen can also be produced using Continue reading Toyota and Hyundai drive ahead with their fuel cell technologies

British supermarket chain Waitrose is testing Carrier Transicold’s engineless refrigeration units as part of an ongoing government-backed emissions reduction initiative. These zero-emissions refrigeration units are paired with a natural gas-powered prime mover to demonstrate the potential environmental benefits of such a combination.  In many cases, fleet refrigeration units rely on diesel-powered compressors. These, besides burning Continue reading Engineless transport refrigeration trial