Europe selects the consortium led by CAF for the development of a hydrogen train prototype

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) of the European Commission has selected the project FCH2RAIL to start negotiations for an EU grant agreement valued at 10million EUR. FCH2RAIL would be technically led by CAF and would benefit from the European funding under the H2020 Program to work on the development of a railway vehicle prototype powered by hydrogen.

The selected Consortium is formed by the companies CAF, DLR, RENFE, TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE, ADIF, IP, CNH2 and FAIVELEY Stemmann Technik. This proposal includes the design and manufacturing of a prototype based on the existing RENFE’s Civia commuter train.

The new power generator system will be based on the hybridization of hydrogen fuel cell systems and LTO batteries.