Hympulso is the name that the group of Spanish companies working on it have decided to give to the project.
In recent years, the great goal for many brands is to obtain the first hydrogen engine in the world as well as a source of obtaining what is known as green hydrogen, the one whose obtaining does not create any impact on the carbon footprint. Be that as it may, in the world of trains there is also work being done to that hydrogen forms a key part of your automotive. This is how it arises Hympulso, the new train with dual and electric motor that several Spanish companies want to bring to light.
Hympulso, the Spanish dual engine project
A group of Spanish companies, in which we can find the train manufacturer, Talgo, to the fuel company Repsol, and the public company ADIF among others, they have joined forces to develop the first entirely Spanish hydrogen train, as they explained in a statement. In other parts of the world there are already projects of this type. In the Middle East the first hydrogen train began to circulate relatively recently, while in other countries it is being gradually incorporated.
This innovative project has the main objective of providing a sustainable solution for those trains that operate on tracks without catenaries, which, Until now, they relied exclusively on diesel engines for its funtionability. The replacement of these engines with hydrogen ones represents a very important step towards sustainability in those sections where electrification was impossible. In addition, it will allow us to delve with interest into a market such as hydrogen, which is increasingly yielding more important results.
The initiative focuses on the development of a dual-hybrid system, a technology that Talgo has been working on for some time. Also, the project name Hympulsois an example of what they want to do, when trying to promote an energy source as interesting and increasingly exploited as it is. hydrogen.
FCH2Rail, the European commitment to hydrogen
This project is not the first of its kind at the European level. There is a precedent called FCH2Rail, a European project that seeks to create a similar dual-hybrid system. Talgo’s previous experience in this area, with evidence such as the ones we can see in the video below, establishes a solid foundation for the success of the current project.
- Talgo, Repsol and another dozen Spanish companies have joined forces to create the first fully Spanish hydrogen train.
- The objective is to power those trains that pass on tracks that do not always have catenaries and that need diesel engines to circulate.
- These diesel engines would be replaced by hydrogen ones to make those sections that operate by engine more sustainable.
- It is a dual-hybrid system that Talgo has been working on for some time.
- There is already a European project known as FCH2Rail that aims to create a dual-hybrid system.
- Talgo has already worked with this type of prototypes in the past, and you can even see how they have put it to the test.
Both the project from Europe and the purely Spanish one are quite ambitious and seek to reduce the impact of the greenhouse gas emissions footprint on our planet. By replacing diesel engines with cleaner options, such as hydrogen, it is expected not only to improve the sustainability of railway services that traverse non-electrified sections but also to promote renewable energies and definitively achieve alternatives. functional to fossil fuels which until now had convinced thanks to their excellent performance. Seeing that hydrogen is beginning to replace electric cars in cars, it would not be strange if sooner or later the same thing happens with our trains.
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