World's first' hydrogen-powered train enters into service

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    Let's see battery's power a train ..


    'World's first' hydrogen-powered train enters into serviceĀ 


    World's first' hydrogen-powered train enters into service

    Anmar Frangoul
    Published 6 Hours AgoCNBC.com
    • Alstom's Coradia iLint uses fuel cells that turn hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, and can travel up to 140 kilometers per hour.
    • Two models of the low-noise, zero-emissions train will enter commercial service in Lower Saxony, Germany, today.
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    Alstom | R Frampe
    European railway manufacturer Alstom has launched what it says is the world's first hydrogen fuel cell train.

    In an announcement Sunday, the French business said that the Coradia iLint used fuel cells that turn hydrogen and oxygen into electricity. In terms of speed, the new train can travel up to 140 kilometers per hour.

    Two models of the low-noise, zero-emissions train will enter commercial service in Lower Saxony, Germany, today. Fueled via a mobile hydrogen filling station, the trains will run on around 100 kilometers of line between the locations of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervorde and Buxtehude.

    "The world's first hydrogen fuel cell train is entering passenger service and is ready for serial production," Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom's chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement Sunday.
     
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    Awesome!
    When you're pretending to be green, cost is no object!
     
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    I was wondering when some greeny here will post that train. The picture he posted avoids showing the problem with Hydrogen Fuel Cells so I`ll post it:
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    These huge bulges on top of each car (10 in all) are Hydrogen tanks and fuel cells.
    Says so right here:
    Fotostrecke - Bild 3 - Niedersachsen: Wasserstoffzug auf Jungfernfahrt
    Die Wagen haben auf dem Dach einen Wasserstofftank und die Brennstoffzelle,
    Hahaha imagine needing one for each car that Canadian National is pulling:
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    But all he needs is 1 tank per engine:
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    That would be a nuclear powered train. The only process capable of making hydrogen at a reasonable cost. Then of course the question is, why not electric rails powered by Nukes?
     
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    Actually not. Israelis have had success on a small scale producing Hydrogen directly from photosynthesis on farms in the Negev.
     
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    BASTARD! That was mine!

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    Greenie my ass and they will only get smaller thru R n D...


    The first hydrogen fuel cells in cars took a full size van in the 1970s.


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    Oh. The train looks kind of large scale, dont you think?
     
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