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Topic Reading-Vol.3155-11/30/2020

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Hydrogen-powered trains could replace diesel engines in Germany

Though it has never been an economically justifiable investment, investing in removing diesel-powered trains out of German railroads now seems environmentally justified. There still are 1,300 diesel trains running on regional railroads to cover over 12,000 kilometers in Germany. In order to meet the 2050 greenhouse gas-neutral goal and also to be the leader in modern and sustainable rail transport, Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s rail operator, and Siemens, the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe, have announced to start testing a hydrogen-powered train in 2024. The test train will be equipped with a battery and fuel cells that convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity so that it can run like conventional diesel trains without overhead power lines. Such emission-free propulsion is expected to play a vital role not only for rail transport but also for other land or marine transport.

Enjoy reading the article and learn about another move to replace greenhouse gas vehicles with emission-free transport.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/23/business/hydrogen-train-siemens/index.html

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