100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

Hydrogen locomotives will be manufactured in Latvia as a result of cooperation between the railroad company Latvijas Dzelzcels, Czech company CZ Loko and Canada’s Ballard Power Systems. Latvijas Dzelzcels subsidiary LDz Ritosa Sastava Serviss (LDz Rolling Stock Maintenance) will reconstruct the locomotive, CZ Loko will provide the necessary parts and documentation, while Ballard Power Systems will supply fuel cells. Latvian Academy of Sciences will also provide support for the project.

Such locomotives will reduce noise and air pollution being able in the same time to run on renewable fuel. Moreover, hydrogen locomotives may act as mobile power plants, able to come to regions with electricity shortages and generate power for thousands of homes. Other countries as USA, Canada, Germany, Denmark are working on projects for development of hydrogen locomotives.

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