Cummins is powering the world’s first fleet of hydrogen trains in Bremervörde, Decrease Saxony, Germany. The Alstom Coradia iLint trains (earlier put up) are outfitted with Cummins gasoline cell techniques and can run on the world’s first 100%-hydrogen practice route in passenger operation. The primary zero-emissions passenger trains within the 14-train fleet arrived in mid-summer.
The Coradia iLint trains had been developed by Alstom as a substitute for typical diesel trains. They’re powered by Cummins gasoline cell techniques that convert hydrogen gasoline into vitality and switch current, non-electrified infrastructure into zero-emission rail traces. The techniques permit the practice to emit solely steam and condensed water whereas in service and function with low noise ranges that enhance each operator and passenger consolation.
Cummins and Alstom efficiently launched the very first hydrogen-powered Coradia iLint practice in Germany in 2018. The Coradia iLint has additionally been efficiently examined in Austria, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden.
The trains based mostly in Decrease Saxony would be the first full fleet in passenger operation and are owned by Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG). Cummins will present a further 54 gasoline cell techniques to Alstom for an order of 27 Coradia iLint trains that might be delivered to the Frankfurt metropolitan space.
The hydrogen gasoline cell techniques used within the trains are assembled at Cummins’ Hydrogen Gasoline Cell Programs Manufacturing Heart in Herten, Germany. The power opened earlier this 12 months, enabling accelerated adoption of hydrogen applied sciences throughout Europe and globally.