The FCH2RAIL project goes on working in its objectives in order to get a prototype hydrogen-powered train with hybrid bimodal form, using fuel cells and batteries. For that, a Hydrogen Refueling System prototype is being developing.
The EU FCH2RAIL (Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Pack for Rail Applications) consortium with partners from Belgium, Germany, Spain and Portugal has as main objective the development and testing of a prototype hydrogen-powered train with hybrid bimodal form, using fuel cells and batteries.
As part of the project’s follow-up actions, the partners of the FCH2RAIL consortium: RENFE, ADIF, CAF, CNH2 and DLR, carried out a visit last March 14 to the facilities of the company CALVERA, where the assembly and commissioning of the hydrogen refueling system prototype (HRS prototype) designed by the CNH2 are being completed. During the visit, the progress made could be seen and a project meeting was held in which the latest details of the HRS prototype that will serve the prototype train being developed by CAF were discussed.
With this project, Spain is positioned as a pioneer country in the use of hydrogen in railway applications.
This project has received funding from the Clean Hydrogen Partnership under Grant Agreement No 101006633. This Partnership receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.