New major collaboration to explore hydrogen-powered trains for bulk freight hauling in Australia

Queensland, Australia, is set to gain hydrogen-powered trains with Aurizon and Anglo American leading a feasibility study to decarbonise its railway network, the companies revealed today (Dec 13).

Aurizon has said that the agreement will explore utilising Anglo American’s proprietary hydrogen fuel cell and battery hybrid power units which can also be extended for further phases of collaboration.

Should the feasibility study be successful, hydrogen-powered trains could be deployed on Aurizon’s Moura rail corridor that operates between Anglo American’s Dawson metallurgical coal mine and Gladstone Port.

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