FCH 2 JU & S2R JU: HYDROGEN TRAIN WORKSHOP, hosted by HyER

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Date(s) - 15/05/2017
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Norway House

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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.

Register here for the workshop 

 The workshop will be followed by networking drinks. The draft agenda can be downloaded here.

 

Draft agenda

 

10.00   Registration and Coffee

10.30   Welcome and Introduction by Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE

 

10.40  FUEL CELL APPLICATIONS FOR RAILWAYS – ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGE

 Keynote Speakers:

Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, FCH-JU

Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail JU

 

Javier Navarro, Technical Advisor Government of Aragon and HyER Board member

Round Table Discussion Moderated by Jon Jordan, Head of Secretariat, HyER

 

 11.50   ADAPTING THE TECHNOLOGY

Fuel Cells for Rail Applications

Oben Uluc, 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: Maik Gruel, Product Manager AC Locomotives, Bombardier

Regional case: Michael Ritter, Business Development Manager, Alstom

Q&A – Moderated by Mirela Atanasiu, Head of Unit Operations & Communications, FCH-JU

 

13.15   Lunch

 

14.00   CASE STUDIES

Hydrogen Trains  Potential in Groningen

Rene Herder, Project Manager, 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, E&Y Mobility Innovation

Q&A, moderated by Jon Jordon, Head of Secretariat, HyER

 

15.00   Coffee break

 

15.30   PANEL DISCUSSION – From Study to Implementation

 

Christophe Cheron, Shift2Rail coordination and partnerships for research, SNCF Innovation & Recherche

Frederic Chauvet, Project Manager, SNCF

Joachim Winter, Senior Scientist and Project Manager – Next Generation Train (NGT), DLR

Dirk Berkmann, Transport Responsible Brussels Office, DLR

Asier Irure, Vehicle Area Manager, New Products Departments, CAF

Laurent Nicod, European Railway R&D S2R Traction TD Leader, ALSTOM

Moderated by Nicolas Brahy (Director, Hydrogen Europe)

 

16:50   CLOSING NOTES BY FCH/S2R/DG MOVE

17.00   Drinks Reception