The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has expanded its investment in sustainable transportation by ordering six additional hydrogen-powered passenger trains from Stadler Rail, with a total investment of $127 million. This order builds upon a previous commitment in 2023 for four hydrogen trains, aiming for these new additions to be operational by 2027.
Announcing a significant breakthrough in hydrogen storage technology. This innovation comes at a time when the world is witnessing a surge in the capacity for hydrogen production, especially green hydrogen. Green hydrogen, known for being produced through electrolysis powered by renewable energy sources without emitting carbon dioxide, faces significant challenges in storage. Traditionally, hydrogen storage options include high-pressure gas tanks, cryogenic liquid states, or absorption into solid materials. However, these methods are not without their drawbacks, such as inefficiencies and the inability to hold large quantities for long-distance transport.
Daimler Truck and Linde Engineering have introduced sLH2, a groundbreaking fuelling technology for hydrogen-powered Daimler trucks. This cutting-edge solution features a unique pump that converts hydrogen into subcooled liquid form, optimizing efficiency and streamlining the refuelling process. Designed to redefine industry standards, sLH2 offers extended travel ranges, quicker refuelling, and substantial reductions in cost and energy consumption.