Alstom, Liebherr to partner on optimizing H2 systems for Railway Mobility

Dec. 1, 2021
Liebherr will supply the turbochargers for fuel cell system integrators

Alstom signed a collaboration agreement with Liebherr – Aerospace & Transportation SAS that will aim to optimize hydrogen systems. This will include improving the durability and reliability of fuel cells, boosting power density and decreasing costs.

Alstom will leverage Liebherr group’s experience in fuel cell technology for automotive and aerospace applications. As a supplier of turbochargers for fuel cell system integrators, Liebherr will contribute to reducing emissions from rail transport. 

 Alstom France’s President, Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud said, “Alstom has made sustainable mobility one of the pillars of its strategic plan Alstom in Motion 2025. Our ambition is to accelerate the adoption of hydrogen in the rail industry and to develop innovative solutions in the context of the greening of heavy mobility, including regional trains, shunting locomotives and freight locomotives. To develop a hydrogen ecosystem, particularly in France, we need to mobilize the public authorities and all the players in this sector. As in many fields, we are innovating with structuring partnerships: SNAM, Plastic Omnium, Hynamics, Eversholt and now Liebherr.”

 The latest collaboration with Liebherr, adds to the development of Alstom's hydrogen business. Alstom also signed an agreement with natural gas transport firm Snam in 2020 to develop hydrogen trains and related infrastructure.