A hydrogen powered regional train equipped with high-pressure composite cylinders

Alstom, a provider of rail technology, has been developing a hydrogen powered regional train, Coradia iLint, which is equipped with xperion´s lightweight XSTORE Type 4 high-pressure cylinders from Hexagon.

The first prototype train has been assembled and fueled with hydrogen. The train will initially run on Alstom´s own test tracks within Germany. In the next step, the tests will be extended to external test tracks. 

“This new development enables regional trains to run on rail tracks without overhead lines, and provides a zero-emission and quiet passenger transport by rail” says Dr. Thorsten Weber, Director Program Management at xperion. 

Last year, Hexagon Composites’ subsidiary, xperion energy & environment, announced that they had been awarded by Alstom to supply hydrogen cylinders to its first prototype trains. The cooperation between xperion and Alstom is an important strategic step for Hexagon Composites to extend its hydrogen application portfolio also to the rail sector. 

Companies: Hexagon

Countries: Germany

Industries: Oil & Gas, Railway Vehicles & Infrastructure

Terms: Applications, Business

This article has been edited by Basalt.Today
This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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