CAF HAS PARTNERED WITH IBERDROLA TO PROMOTE THE USE OF GREEN HYDROGEN IN THE RAILWAY SECTOR.
In its firm commitment to the decarbonization of transport, CAF has partnered with Iberdrola to promote the use of green hydrogen in the railway sector and for passenger transport. This partnership arose out of both companies’ mutual dedication towards providing comprehensive sustainable transport solutions, ranging from supplying rolling stock and fuelling infrastructures, to green hydrogen production plants and renewable energy infrastructures.
Trains will be greener than ever
It is currently difficult to electrify certain sections of railway lines on which fossil fuel-powered trains are used. The goal of this partnership is to promote comprehensive solutions by which to replace these trains without having to install catenaries or make significant modifications.
Another goal is to improve the renewable hydrogen value chain with the highest safety, technology and competition standards in fields like the railway sector and passenger transport.
It should be noted that CAF leads the FCH2RAIL project for the manufacture of a hydrogen train prototype from a RENFE Civia unit. This train, fitted with a new electric generator system based on the hybridization of hydrogen fuel cells and batteries, will combine with the vehicle existing traction system to become one of the first railway showcases for hydrogen Cell dual energy mode systems.