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Alstom Recognized at Canadian Hydrogen Convention for Advancing Zero-Emission Mobility

Alstom Recognized at Canadian Hydrogen Convention for Advancing Zero-Emission Mobility
photo: Alstom / Public domain/Alstom at the 2024 Canadian Hydrogen Convention Award
03 / 05 / 2024

Alstom has been awarded the 2024 Hydrogen Mobility Award, at the 2024 Canadian Hydrogen Convention Award gala in Edmonton, Alberta. The award was given in recognition of the impact of this innovation project advancing green mobility and zero-emission propulsion solutions in Canada.

"We are proud to accept the Hydrogen Mobility Award for bringing the first hydrogen-powered train in revenue service to life in the Americas,” said Michael Keroullé, President of Alstom Americas. “This is a testament to the innovation happening across Canada on green energy and to the expertise of suppliers and staff at Alstom who are working every day to bring low-carbon transportation options to people in Canada and around the globe.”

Alstom’s Coradia iLint is the first hydrogen-powered train to carry ticketed passengers in the Americas. It transported over 10,000 passengers in a demonstration project in Quebec that ran from mid-June to the end of September 2023.  

Alstom partnered with Train de Charlevoix, Accelera by Cummins, HTEC, Harnois Energies, and institutional partners, as well as the Quebec Government and the Hydrogen Research Institute of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières to deliver this successful demonstration project.

The train’s hydrogen fuel cell-powered train emits only water and can produce its electricity through green hydrogen made from renewable resources. The Coradia iLint enables sustainable train operation while ensuring the highest levels of performance and comfort.

Over four months, the Coradia iLint saved 8,400 liters of diesel and averted the emission of 22 tons of CO2 in comparison to the same number of trips made by a diesel train in the UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve of Charlevoix, where Train de Charlevoix operates. In addition, Alstom and its partners welcomed thirty-four commercial, governmental, and regulatory delegations from all over North America to experience this hydrogen-propulsion technology, setting the stage for wider implementation of green transit across North America.


Source: Alstom Press Releases