Cost-efficient and greener way ahead.
There is an increased interest in using hydrogen, biogas and CNG as fuel for trains to partly or fully replace diesel. Although using compressed gases as fuel is still at its development phase, we strongly believe that this is the way toward a more environmentally-friendly future.
UAC pressure vessels are well suited for train applications due to the combination of low weight of glass fiber composite structure and an exceptionally robust design. The low weight of our pressure vessels allows the tender to utilize entire space for gas storage. Our pressure vessels achieve quick dual fueling time of just one hour.
UAC pressure vessels are certified for land transport in accordance with ADR requirements.
Hydrogen for fuel cell driven train applications.
Hydrogen can be used to replace diesel where electricity is not available in a combination with fuel cells and batteries. This can be realized by using a tender with stored hydrogen. UAC composite pressure vessels are well suited for this purpose, and we have the expertise to optimize fast filling operations.
CNG for dual fuel train solutions.
Where today diesel is used as fuel for trains, a solid potential is presented, both for reduction in CO2 emissions and better cost-savings, through converting an engine to use natural gas, or a mixture of natural gas and diesel. Rebuilding an existing engine for dual fuel application is a low cost investment, however, the long-term ROI can be both economically and ecologically feasible.