Italian rail operator Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) and Italian power infrastructure firm and Europe’s largest pure fuel transport group Snam have partnered to review utilizing hydrogen for FS’ transport community.

“The settlement is the primary of its variety in Europe between a nationwide railway firm and an power group as hydrogen emerges as a doable answer to assist meet local weather targets,” reports Reuters.

FS and Snam will arrange a working group to evaluate pilot tasks to interchange fossil fuels on the nationwide railways.

FS CEO Gianfranco Battisti mentioned:

Hydrogen rail transport is a key innovation able to making freight and passenger transport extra environmentally sustainable on the remaining railway sections not but electrified.

In July, Electrek wrote about how Germany broke floor on the world’s first hydrogen filling station for passenger trains:

Germany rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered Coradia iLint trains, constructed by French TGV-maker Alstom, in September 2018, in Decrease Saxony. The primary two trains accomplished their 18-month take a look at part in February. They will run for round 600 miles on a single tank of hydrogen. The area is predicted so as to add 14 extra [of these] trains from 2021.

[They] are costlier to purchase than diesel, however cheaper to run — and naturally, a lot better for the atmosphere.

And in September, Electrek wrote about a brand new engine that runs on 85% hydrogen.

The European Fee has mapped out a hydrogen strategy to assist meet the Paris Settlement objective of web zero by 2050. Within the first part, from 2020 to 2024, the target is to put in not less than 6 GW of electrolyzers within the EU and produce as much as 1 million tonnes of inexperienced hydrogen. The technique then goes on to element phases two and three to 2030.

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