LLC “STM Research Center” (part of STM holding) and the Engineering Center for Digital Technologies of Mechanical Engineering of the Ural Federal University are implementing a research program on the use of power plants on water and other fuels in railway rolling stock.

STM develops a power plant on solid oxide fuel cells

The peculiarity of the development is the use of solid oxide fuel cells and a simplified energy storage, reports railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to Zdmira.

The works are being carried out within the framework of the Ural Interregional Research and Education Center project, which envisages the creation of a scientific and industrial cluster for the design and production of high-speed rolling stock and urban transport.

Currently, requirements are being formed for hydrogen fuel cells for their use in existing and promising platforms for both rail and urban transport.

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The technology is planned to be implemented in the project of a shunting and export locomotive with various power plants, including hydrogen fuel cells. Research is carried out using numerical 1D modeling tools.

Earlier it was reported that the holding “STM” received a grant for the implementation of works in the Russian railway engineering of domestic software in the field of end-to-end engineering technologies.

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