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Alstom and Hynamics sign green refuelling partnership agreement

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Train manufacturer Alstom has signed a partnership agreement with Hynamics – part of EDF —  to develop faster hydrogen train refuelling methods.

Work is already underway, with their teams carrying out joint modelling, calculations, and simulations. This work, which mobilises the skills and resources of ‘EDF Lab’, will then be tested from 2022 on the electrolyser test platform at the ‘EDF Lab Les Renardières’, one of three R&D centres of Électricité de France located in Écuelles (Seine-et-Marne). A hydrogen production station, a compressor up to 450 bar and several storage racks will be mobilised to recreate the filling circuits at full size and to assess the behaviour of the equipment under operating conditions.

The two businesses hope to set out an international refuelling standard that will make it possible to limit the immobilisation of hydrogen-powered trains during refuelling, which they say is a major issue.

In a statement the two companies said: “This partnership will enable us to optimise the hydrogen distribution infrastructure and the rolling stock made available to operators. This is a project that presents many opportunities for the decarbonisation of transportation and the development of sustainable mobility.”

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