China launches world's first hydrogen-powered urban train

A hydrogen urban train jointly developed by CRRC Changchun Railway Co and Chengdu Rail Transit rolled off the assembly line in Chengdu, China in December 2022. The train has a maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour and can travel up to 600 kilometers before needing to be recharged.

Its only byproduct is water. Using it for transport can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 10,000 kilograms per year and can be used on existing non-electrified line sections, avoiding the need for large infrastructure investments.

China has ambitious plans to promote the the hydrogen-energy industry. By 2025, the country will have 50,000 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and produce 100,000-200,000 tons of hydrogen from renewable energy annually.

Source: Global Times

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