The partners intend to launch hydrogen storage solutions next year for regional trains operating in France and Italy.

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Picture: Alstom

French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with local company Plastic Omnium to develop hydrogen storage systems for the rail industry, informs railway magazine Railway Supply citing Alstom.

The collaboration will leverage the combined expertise of the two companies to support development.

Alstom and Plastic Omnium have also formed a dedicated team to oversee the technical and commercial development of onboard hydrogen storage systems. The partners intend to present hydrogen storage solutions for regional trains operating in France and Italy from next year.

The advent of such storage systems will allow trains to operate on non-electrified tracks without the use of diesel fuel.

According to Alstom, the rail sector is one of the first to develop zero-emission hydrogen mobility with an increasing focus on sustainability.

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