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Siemens Mobility has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Germany-based organization to undertake joint research into the use of liquid organic hydrogen carrier technology in the railway sector.
In a statement earlier this week Siemens Mobility’s CEO of Rolling Stock, Albrecht Neumann, said the firm would supply the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energy with a locomotive to test LOHC technology.
According to Siemens Mobility, LOHC technology involves an organic carrier liquid absorbing hydrogen, releasing it only when required.
Among other things, the company says this stops hydrogen escaping as a gas and negates the need for it to…