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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

LDz and CZ Loko reconstructing a diesel locomotive so to work with hydrogen

The new trend for all transportation companies is to reduce oil and diesel consumption and replace it with “greener” one like electrical energy, biodiesel and hydrogen.


Now, good news comes from Latvian Railway –LDZ. LDZ, CZ Loko and Ballard Power Systems signed a memorandum of understanding for producing a hydrogen fuel cell locomotive using components from an old CME3 diesel shunting locomotive. The three parts believe that this upgrade will offer reduced noise, vibration and zero emissions at the point of use.


This is not the first time that these three companies reconstruct something. LDZ and CZ Loko have rebuilt a CME3M diesel shunting and 2m62 main line freight locomotives.


LDz Ritosa Sastava Serviss will rebuilt the locomotive, CZ Loko is going to develop the designs and provide components and Ballard Power Systems will supply the hydrogen fuel cell technology.


Source: RailwayGazette

The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.


The sole responsibility for the content of this report lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months

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