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Coradia iLint: Alstom’s Hydrogen Train Recognized by Fast Company for Innovation

Coradia iLint: Alstom’s Hydrogen Train Recognized by Fast Company for Innovation
photo: Alstom / Public domain/Alstom Coradia iLint
20 / 05 / 2024

Alstom has announced that Coradia iLint, the first hydrogen-powered train in revenue service in the Americas, ranked finalist in Fast Company’s 2024 World-Changing Ideas list highlighting ambitious projects that are helping shape the world.

"We are proud that the Coradia iLint, the first hydrogen train in revenue service in the Americas, has been recognized on the list of Fast Company World Changing Ideas,” said Michael Keroullé, President of Alstom Americas. “This is a testament to green energy innovation happening across the Americas, and to the expertise of suppliers and staff at Alstom who are working every day to bring low-carbon transportation options to communities around the globe.”

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“I was struck this year by the global sweep of the honorees,” says Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan. “It’s endlessly inspiring to see how the world is coming together to devise inventive solutions to our most challenging problems. We need ideas from everywhere, and this year’s World Changing Ideas Awards are an extraordinary encapsulation of the innovation and creativity that is so abundant around the globe.”

We congratulate the winner in the Transportation category, as well as other finalists and nominees. We are delighted to have been ranked in the top 5 among such innovative transportation projects.

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’s Green Innovation Centre 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. These partnerships created an agile turnkey operation and ecosystem, enabling the delivery of this successful demonstration project.

The 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.

The Coradia iLint was also the first hydrogen-powered train in the world in passenger service, and we have now reached 2.8 million km in service in total on hydrogen.

Alstom was listed as one of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies in March 2024, and the Coradia iLint demonstration project in the Americas also won the CUTA 2023 Environmental Sustainability Award, and the 2023 Hydrogen Mobility Award from the Canadian Hydrogen Convention.


Source: Alstom Press Releases