Railways To Build Hydrogen Fuel Cell & Battery Powered Locomotives

Railways To Build Hydrogen Fuel Cell & Battery Powered Locomotives

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Date of Post: 10 Oct, 2017

New Delhi: Railways is planning to build a hydrogen fuel cell & battery powered 300kW broad-gauge locomotive.

The Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi has invited tenders by November 22 for components for the project.

The successful bidder will need to have a memorandum of understanding with an indian partner to work on the project.

More Information:

  • The locomotive will have a proton-exchange-membrane-based (PEM) fuel cell power plant with a maximum of 3 air-cooled stack modules each rated at a minimum of 100kW.
  • A fuel cell & battery system will provide transient power of 700kW, with a dc/dc boost/buck converter with transformer.
  • The hydrogen storage system will consist of 2 modules each comprising carbon fibre/aluminium tanks.

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