PKP operated locomotive. Photo: Pixabay

PKP Cargo may produce rolling stock fueled by hydrogen

Polish operator PKP Cargo and coal mining company JSW are studying the possibilities of using hydrogen as fuel to power trains. New types of shunting locomotives and freight wagons could be powered by hydrogen fuel.

The plans were announced in the Serbian webportal energetskiportal.rs. According to the media source, the companies have joined hands research, analyse and potentially produce the new rolling stock using hydrogen fuel.

Green initiative

The main goal is to lower the consumption of energy and reduce the emissions currently produced by commercial and industrial trains. “The use of hydrogen to drive our locomotives will increase the competitiveness of our services”, PKP Cargo president, Czeslaw Warsewicz was cited.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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