Alstom and ENGIE subscribe a cooperation to supply a energy cell system with renewable hydrogen for use in European rail freight

Alstom and ENGIE subscribe a cooperation to supply a energy cell system with renewable hydrogen for use in European rail freight

The cooperation covers the perpetration of renewable hydrogen logistics and refuelling results for a energy cell system that can power electric locomotives onnon-electrified sections of the road network
The common ambition of the two companies is to give a result for decarbonising rail freight, combining Alstom’s moxie in hydrogen rail results with ENGIE’s moxie in renewable hydrogen product and distribution
Alstom and ENGIE have inked a cooperation agreement to offer the rail freight sector a result for the decarbonisation of mainline operations by replacing diesel-powered locomotives with hydrogen performances.

Under the terms of this cooperation agreement, Alstom, a colonist in the field of hydrogen-powered rolling stock, is designing a hydrogen result grounded on a high- power energy cell system that can power electric locomotives onnon-electrified sections. ENGIE, a leader in energy transition and renewable feasts, is supplying the renewable hydrogen for this result via the deployment of an innovative force chain.
This cooperation will give a low- carbon, zero- emigration result in response to climate, environmental and public health issues, including onnon-electrified branch lines and sidings. The target request is the major European rail freight countries.

A cooperation that has formerly its worth
Alstom and ENGIE partake the ambition to put hydrogen at the heart of rail assiduity decarbonisation. This has formerly been successfully demonstrated during the Coradia iLint train test, organised in March 2020 in the Dutch Province of Groningen, where renewable hydrogen was used to refuel a passenger train.

For Alstom, this cooperation is in line with its strategic plan‘Alstom in Motion 2025’as well as its hydrogen strategy initiated in 2013 with the development of the Coradia iLint train and pursued with the accession of energy cell manufacturer Helion Hydrogen Power in 2021.
“ Our ambition is to accelerate the relinquishment of hydrogen power in the rail assiduity by developing innovative results that help green heavy- duty mobility operations like rail freight. In order to help drive the elaboration of the hydrogen rail sector we need to gather stakeholders, and this is exactly why we’ve decided to mate with ENGIE”.

Raphaël Bernardelli, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Alstom.
For ENGIE, this cooperation is in line with its end to supply heavy- duty mobility requests with renewable hydrogen, thanks to its target product capacity of 4 GW by 2030.

“ After successfully supplying the Coradia iLint during tests in the Netherlands in 2020, we’re pleased to continue our sweats with Alstom in decarbonising heavy- duty mobility by combining our separate moxie to serve European rail freight. This cooperation marks a new step in the development of renewable hydrogen results and erecting a low- carbon frugality.” Sébastien Arbola, Executive Vice President in charge of Thermal Generation, Hydrogen & Energy Supply, ENGIE.
ENGIE, a catalyst for the renewable hydrogen frugality

ENGIE is a colonist in the development of an artificial-scale hydrogen frugality. Our ambition is to help assiduity and mobility players achieve their carbon impartiality objects. With further than 200 experts completely devoted to hydrogen, we’re a long- term mate to our guests and secure every step of theirmulti-gigawatt systems from design to operation.
By 2030, we plan to

• develop 4 GW of renewable hydrogen product capacity,
• have 700 km of devoted hydrogen network and 1 TWh of storehouse capacity,

• manage further than 100 refuelling stations.
Our portfolio of renewable capacities, our moxie in hydrogen mobility and our artificial-scale renewable hydrogen product systems make us one of the most intertwined energy companies in the hydrogen value chain.

In heavy- duty mobility, ENGIE has been working since 2019 on the decarbonisation of conditioning in the mining sector. This is the case, for illustration, with the Hydra institute in Chile, or with Anglo American in South Africa, where we’re developing global decarbonisation results grounded on renewable hydrogen for the first mining exchanges running on this energy.
Alstom, a colonist in zero emigration mobility

Alstom, world leader in green and smart mobility, has been developing a portfolio of zero- emigration mobility results for several times and has launched an ambitious programme of inventions in batteries and hydrogen. Alstom has been working since 2013 on the launch of a indigenous passenger train equipped with hydrogen energy cells the Coradia iLint. The first two 100 hydrogen iLint trains entered marketable service in 2018 in Germany and, to date, 41 trains have been ordered by two German Landers and successful trials have taken place in Austria, the Netherlands (in cooperation with ENGIE), Poland, Sweden, and France.
In 2021, France also joined the circle of “ launching countries” with an order from SNCF for 12 Coradia Polyvalent Regiolis binary-mode (electric/ catenary and hydrogen/ energy cell) trainsets (2 options) for the regions of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche Comté, Grand Est and Occitanie.

In 2021, Alstom continued to make a complete ecosystem for its hydrogen rail immolation, subscribing cooperation agreements with players similar as Liebherr – Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Hynamics, and Plastic Omnium.
Alstom also invested 6 million euro in a new hydrogen energy cell manufacturing platform at the Alstom Hydrogen point in Aix-en-Provence.

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