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Alstom to introduce hydrogen-powered trains in U.K.


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Jan. 7 (UPI) -- France-based Alstom presented Monday a new hydrogen train design for the U.K. market with the aim to build a fleet that will be up and running by 2022, following up on its introduction in Germany in September.

The new model, named Breeze, is based on a conversion of existing Class 321 trains, which are conventionally powered and used for commuter service in the U.K., said Alstom, adding it is working with the U.K.-based train operator Eversholt Rail. The design would serve to create a new fleet that will emit only water and "no harmful emissions at all," as well as provide more room for passengers.

Read more: https://www.upi.com/Energy-News/201...red-trains-in-UK/9801546863006/#ixzz5byhFEJdf
Hydrogen is an interesting alternative to petroleum-based fuels like diesel but you still have to develop non-CO2 producing means for producing hydrogen from water, such as catalytic solar cracking. And then there are the questions about developing an infrastructure for transporting hydrogen from production sites to fueling depots.
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