The Anonymous Widower

Anglo American And Aurizon Look To Hydrogen-Powered Trains

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on World Coal.

This is the first paragraph.

Australia’s largest rail freight operator, Aurizon, and leading global mining company, Anglo American, have agreed to work together on a feasibility study to assess the introduction of hydrogen-powered trains for bulk freight in Queensland.

I find it interesting and very ironic, that this partnership has been formed, partly to transport the product, with the most polluting of end uses; coal.

The article also says this about Anglo American’s policy on decarbonisation of their mines.

As part of its commitment to carbon neutral mines by 2040, Anglo American has taken a global lead in the development of green hydrogen solutions for its ultra-class 290 t payload mine haul trucking fleet. Anglo American’s unique combination of powertrain technologies, designed to operate safely and effectively in real-world mine conditions, will displace the use of the majority of diesel at its mining operations, with an advanced trial of the prototype truck at its Mogalakwena platinum group metals mine in South Africa.

It does appear that the partnership are starting from a proven base of hydrogen technology.


This looks like a sound real-world project to produce a hydrogen-powered zero-carbon locomotive.

December 22, 2021 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , , , ,


  1. Yes saw the same story about a week ago but rather overlooked the fact that they’re hauling coal. It really is more than ironic

    Comment by fammorris | December 23, 2021 | Reply

  2. The full article does say that Aurizon is hauling heavy cargoes other than coal.

    Comment by AnonW | December 23, 2021 | Reply

    • Exactly, I saw the rest and got overly focussed on platinum mining.

      Comment by fammorris | December 23, 2021 | Reply

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