THE German Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is set to provide Siemens and RWTH Aachen with €12m to support research into a next-generation of fuel cells.
A flurry of orders in late 2017 for rolling stock powered by alternative fuels are indicative of a trend that is set to continue in 2018. Kevin Smith looks at Ballard Power Systems’ contribution to this field.
BALLARD Power Systems announced on November 13 that it has signed an agreement with Siemens to develop a fuel cell propulsion system for Siemens’ Mireo multiple unit.
CRRC Tangshan Railway Company has unveiled a prototype low-floor LRV powered by Canadian supplier Ballard Power Systems’ hydrogen fuel cell technology, FCveloCity which it is trialling on the new 14km light rail line in Tangshan, China.
LATVIAN Railways (LDZ) signed a memorandum of understanding with CZ Loko, Czech Republic, and Ballard Power Systems, Canada, on August 11 on the development of hydrogen fuel cell-powered locomotives.