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Hydrogen-powered Shunter / Locomotive

Hydrogen-powered Shunter
Hydrogen-powered Shunter

Freight yards and industrial areas often lack overhead wiring and rely on diesel locomotives. Hydrogen-powered shunters could be a greener alternative, especially since their short-range operation would require relatively little infrastructure for fuel production and storage. Hydrogen could be generated during temporary electricity overproduction of renewable energy sources.
Contemporary shunting locomotives are often already radio-controlled - advanced sensor suites and autonomous functions would further streamline logistics and improve safety during operation.


Hochschule für Künste Bremen

Hochschule für Künste Bremen
Bremen, Germany

Joris Wegner,
Hochschule für Künste Bremen