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Groundbreaking in Frankfurt for hydrogen refueling station for trains

Representatives from the State of Hesse, RMV (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund), Alstom and Infraserv broke ground for a hydrogen filling station on the site of the Höchst industrial park in Frankfurt that will supply a fleet of 27 passenger fuel cell trains—currently, the world’s largest such.


(from left): Dr. Joachim Kreysing, Managing Director of the industrial park operating company Infraserv Höchst, Dr. Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director Alstom Germany and Austria, RMV Managing Director Prof. Knut Ringat and State Secretary Jens Deutschendorf.

Alstom is supplying the iLint hydrogen trains (earlier post) for the Taunusbahn, Infraserv Höchst will operate the future hydrogen filling station and the State of Hesse and RMV are setting the course for the future and financing them.

The implementation is on schedule; the total order volume is €500 million.

The Alstom Coradia iLint fuel cell trains, which have a range of up to 1,000 kilometers and can run for a whole day, will be used to replace diesel-powered locomotives on the RB 11 (Frankfurt-Höchst - Bad Soden), RB12 ( Frankfurt - Königstein), RB15 (Frankfurt - Bad Homburg - Brandoberndorf) and RB16 (Friedrichsdorf - Friedberg).

When it comes to hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Infraserv Höchst, the operator of the 4.6 square kilometer Höchst industrial park, has been active for many years. In 2006, the first hydrogen filling station for cars was put into operation at the industrial park.

Two hydrogen trains in the Elbe-Weser network in Lower Saxony have been in regular passenger use since September 2018. From 2021, the Lower Saxony regional transport company (LNVG) will be using 14 Coradia iLints on the route. The RMV is thus the second responsible authority to rely on hydrogen technology.



Same old problem; if the H2 is created from electricity and water that all good...from fossil fuel by reforming, not so good.




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I thinik that Kuh translates to cow and not bull which is Stier (not to be confused with Steuern which translates as steer). Anyway, I am not sure whether Kuhscheiße referred to Lad's comment or the whole hydrogen train concept.

I believe that most of these lines start out under catenary and then branch off to non-electrified lines and most of the runs are not so long that they can not be run with a battery hybrid train. Most of these lines are relatively low speed (under 120 km/hr) and the trains probably do not require an average of more than 100 kW for power so they could run for at least 3 hours with a 300 kWhr battery. I believe that it makes more sense to spend the available money to build these lines out first as the battery electric hybrids will cost less and use half the required power.


"I thinik that Kuh translates to cow ...."
I assume that you meant to express the state of thinking (thinik / think?).
"(not to be confused with Steuern which translates as steer)"
That's the next boob you made. The noun Steuern is capitalized in German and is the plural form of taxes; in the singular form, it is correctly written as Steuer (singular). To steer a car or any other type of vehicle you must also consider the correct tense (past, present, future). As a verb, the word steuern is not capitalized and literally means steering (present tense); to steer, in German - steuer - is used in the imperative case.
English is easy compared to German. Deutsche Grammatik ist, dazu verglichen, verdammt schwierig.
And last but not least, the noun "Kuhscheiße" is a compound noun comprised of the nouns Kuh (cow) and Scheiße (sh..). The expression "Kuhscheiße" is not used in conversant German; rather only the second part of the compound noun. What a load of sh...

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