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RTRI Railway (2001)

 

Presentation

2001, Japan: Project start

Manufacturer

RA Waren Equipment

Technology provider

Partner

Vehicle

Diesel railway train

Status

See comments

Passenger capacity

Size, weight

Propulsion concept

Fuel cell - battery hybrid concept: with FC including PEMFC with/without fuel reformer  

Fuel

different fuel options are under consideration but hydrogen is favoured

Storage

Different fuel storage options under consideration; CGH2 storage if hydrogen is selected

Range, consumption

300-400 km per fuel refilling if hydrogen fuel is selected  

Top speed, acceleration

Target: 120 km per hour

Approval

Operation

Goals

2010: demonstration of a PEMFC - battery hybrid train (600 kWe) with CGH2 storage

Costs, prices

Funding

Supported by the Japanese National Land and Transport Ministry

Source, link

http://www.rtri.or.jp/

Comments

Project duration: six years 2001: test of mini-train with 1 kW PEMFC (30 kWh; 30 km per hour) 2004: test of a 30 kWe PEMFC railway propulsion system (50 km per hour)



RTRI Railway
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author: t-mizo