The Anonymous Widower

Siemens Mobility and Deutsche Bahn Present New Hydrogen Train

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Global Railway Review.

This is the sub-title.

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility have presented the newly developed Mireo Plus H and a newly designed mobile hydrogen storage trailer.

It seems that Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility have put together a well-thought out plan to use hydrogen on a lot of unelectrified lines.

The Germans have given the project, the catchy name of H2goesRail.

How does that translate into German?

 

May 5, 2022 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. An interesting snippet in Siemens’ press release https://press.siemens.com/global/en/pressrelease/premiere-deutsche-bahn-and-siemens-mobility-present-new-hydrogen-train-and-hydrogen is that they’ll be powering the electrolyser from the overhead wires. I think DB, like Network Rail, has a contract for delivering 100% renewable energy, but even so Germany is still using quite a bit of coal in electricity production.

    Comment by Peter Robins | May 9, 2022 | Reply

    • The Germans are certainly buying alot of electrolysers from ITM Power in Sheffield.

      Comment by AnonW | May 9, 2022 | Reply

      • I wonder if they’ll set the electrolyser up so that it only produces when there’s a lot of wind/sun. Otherwise, this will be a rather wasteful use of grid electricity. I hope that’s one of the things they’ll evaluate with what is essentially a trial.

        Comment by Peter Robins | May 9, 2022

  2. ITM Power must know the philosophy to use, as their bus and tram filling stations are in use in Pau in France and Birmingham. They’ve also got some large electrolysers in Norway and Germany providing green hydrogen to chemical and steel works.

    Comment by AnonW | May 9, 2022 | Reply


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