Toyota supplies fuel cell modules for train traffic

Toyota supplies fuel cell modules for train traffic-supplies

The automaker Toyota wants to pave the way for a more sustainable rail transport: The mobility company has now delivered the first of six fuel cell modules for an emission-free train. A corresponding prototype with bimodal hybrid drive is currently being developed as part of the European “FCH2RAIL” project, where Toyota participates in various international partners from Germany, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.

The local train provided by the Spanish state railway Renfe receives a so-called “Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Pack”. The bimodal drive system combines the electrical power supply from the upper line with a hydrogen-powered fuel cell and battery system. Toyota controls those fuel cell modules, which are already known from the second model generation of the Limousine Mirai. According to Toyota, more power and higher density in a more compact packet; In the flat configuration you can easily integrate into the roof of the train.

The fuel cell modules supplied to the Spanish Hydrogen Research Center Centro National de Hidrogeno (CNH2) are therefore first tested on the test bench as well as the batteries. Then the Spanish train manufacturer CAF builds the modules as part of the hybrid drive in the train. As soon as the integration is completed, the consortium wants to start with the first function tests and test drives for the approval procedure for Spanish and Portuguese routes.

The project is funded by the Technology Initiative “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking” (FCH 2 JU). The goal: find a reliable and secure emission-free alternative for rail transport. On around every second railway line in Europe, diesel-powered trains are still on the way. The conversion to a more sustainable drive has great potential to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and thus contribute to climate neutrality.

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4 thoughts on “Toyota supplies fuel cell modules for train traffic”

  1. From the article:

    “[Test bench tests,] function tests and test drives for the approval procedure for Spanish and Portuguese routes …”

    Battery electric trains from Alstom, on the other hand, drive practically now (24.1. or. 5.2. 2022) normal passengers in Baden-Wurttemberg and Bavaria:

    https: // http://www.Electrive.Net / 2022 / 01/21 / Alstom and German Rail Test First Battery Train IM Passenger Operation /

    Due to the selected routes, different battery charging scenarios are served in the daily practice: Charging during (part of a part) in “running ride” or. Only at the start and destination stations!

  2. +++ News +++ News +++ News +++
    Toyota supplies hydrogen for its trains and vehicles, which was generated 100% of wind stream
    +++ News +++ News +++ News +++

    Haha, Just Kidding.

  3. This is an application where H2 is worthwhile. But it also shows that green produced H2 will never be available in sufficient quantities for private transport. Because as shown here, there are many applications in which the pure battery operation from DIV. Reasons (yet) is not feasible. As well as at flight and shipping. And the electricity produced in the near future will be available to produce green H2 is a widely used fairy tale.


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