Date(s) - 15/05/2017
FCH 2 JU & S2R JU: HYDROGEN TRAIN WORKSHOP
Hosted by HyER
Monday 15th. May 2017
at Norway House, Rue Archimède 17, B1000 Brussels
With the first hydrogen train in Europe scheduled to be operational in Lower Saxony from the end of this year, there is a growing interest in the development of fuel cell trains as a viable option to electrification.
The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) have come together to develop a seminar on hydrogen trains hosted by Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Electro-Mobility in European Regions (HyER).
This day workshop looks at the opportunities that hydrogen fuel cells can bring to the rail industry and looks at passenger transport, freight and shunting or switching. It will also look at the challenges when adapting fuel cells to high power-demand vehicles such as trains.
By 2021, there are plans for 40 hydrogen trains to be operational in four German Lander. The workshop will not only look at the introduction of these trains but also at broader issues such as technology, regulation and safety.
The seminar will also outline the joint work undertaken by DG MOVE, FCH JU and S2R JU in terms of hydrogen trains and discuss with local authorities on regional initiatives across Europe.
The workshop will be followed by networking drinks. The draft agenda can be downloaded here.
10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.30 Welcome and Introduction by Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE (TBC)
10.40 FUEL CELL APPLICATIONS FOR RAILWAYS – ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGE
Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, FCH-JU
Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail JU
UIC representative (TBC)
Councillor Barney Crockett, President of HyER
Round Table Discussion Moderated by Jon Jordan, HyER
11.40 ADAPTING THE TECHNOLOGY
Fuel Cells for Rail Applications
Oben Ulic, Sales Director, Ballard Power Systems
Harnessing Renewable Energy Storage and Powering Fleets for Heavy Mobility
Mark Kammerer, Business Sales Manager, Hydrogenics
Needs and experiences from the Railway sector
Freight case: Andrea Mazzone, Bombardier Transport (TBC)
Regional case: Michael Ritter, Business Development Team, Alstom
Questions and Answers
14.00 CASE STUDIES
Hydrogen Trains Potential in Groningen
Rene Herder, Province of Groningen
Alternative Railway Electrification in Norway
Dr Steffen Moller-Holst, Vice President, SINTEF
Hydrogen Trains in Lower Saxony
Tobias Merten, Head of Traffic & Transport Innovation, EY Mobility Innovation
Questions and Answers
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 PANEL DISCUSSION
“From Study to Implementation“ – panel made up from manufacturers-system integrator/s (SIEMENS, CAF), infrastructure manager-railway operator/s (SNCF, DB), research centre (DLR) and local authorities. Speakers TBC
Moderated by Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary-General, Hydrogen Europe (TBC)
16:50 CLOSING NOTES BY FCH/S2R/DG MOVE
17.00 Drinks Reception
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