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Landmark hydrogen train showcased at COP26
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Landmark hydrogen train showcased at COP26

The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) is powering the UK’s first mainline-approved hydrogen-powered train with its unique fuel cell technology.

On display at COP26, currently underway in Glasgow, the train marks a significant milestone for the transportation industry due to it zero-emissions perk.

Lord Karan Bilimoria, Chancellor of the University of Birmingham and CBI President, today (Nov 12) visited the train, stating, “Ambitious pledges on decarbonisation must be backed up by action and collaborations between universities and industry sectors are key to this.

“That’s why it is great to see the success of the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook in delivering HydroFLEX. It’s a huge achievement.”

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