Climate-friendly hybrid railcars have the potential to replace a large proportion of diesel trains on lines without overhead electrification over the next 20 years. In our NOW online seminar, you can learn what is already happening in Germany to electrify rail transport, what potentials can be exploited according to a recent NOW study, and also details on what the funding landscape has to offer.

Our NOW experts on rail transport

Elena Hof has been Programme Manager in the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology since 2017 and is responsible for applications in heavy-duty and rail transport as well as for the issue of hydrogen standardisation. She wrote her master’s thesis on “Power-to-Gas for Rail Transport: Economic Evaluation and Concepts for a Cost-Optimised Supply of Hydrogen” (“Power-to-Gas für den Schienenverkehr: Ökonomische Evaluierung und Konzept für eine kostenoptimale Wasserstoffversorgung”).

Oliver Hoch has been working as Programme Manager Electric Mobility since 2017 and is responsible for applications in bus, commercial vehicle and rail transport. He is also responsible for the thematic area of Innovative Drives for the programme’s accompanying research and oversaw the study presented by the German Aerospace Center [DLR – Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.].

NOW online seminar series: One topic – one hour – every week
With our series of online seminars, we provide the opportunity to obtain special insights into the fascinating world of NOW topics every week. Each online seminar will also allow for sufficient time to raise questions and engage in discussions with experts. We look forward to your participation.

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