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US Army locomotive (2003)

 

Presentation

2003, USA; start of the five year project

Manufacturer

Technology provider

Partner

Vehicle

Retrofitted US Army diesel-electric locomotive: 109 t, 1 MW

Status

Ongoing project

Passenger capacity

Size, weight

Propulsion concept

Different fuel cell propulsion concepts are under consideration  

Fuel

Hydrogen, liquid ammonia, methanol, hydrocarbon

Storage

Hera will supply metal hydride (MH) storage for hydrogen fuel

Range, consumption

Different fuel cell propulsion concepts are under consideration  

Top speed, acceleration

Approval

Operation

Goals

Costs, prices

Project costs: ~ 12 million US$

Funding

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Army Tank-automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM), National Automotive Center (NAC), Warren, MI

Source, link

http://www.fuelcellpropulsion.org/Rail/Websites/RailProg.htm

Comments

in total 20 project partners; Management and coodination: Vehicle Projects LLC, Denver, CO among others: Intelligent Energy, London, UK - Proton exchange membrane fuelcells (PEMFC) Nuvera Fuel Cells Europe, Milan, Italy - Proton exchange membrane fuelcells (PEMFC) To-be-named solid oxide fuelcell manufacturer - Solid oxide fuelcells (SOFC) To-be-named phosphoric acid fuelcell manufacturer - Phosphoric acid fuelcells (PAFC)

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