The end of fossil fuels in the railway sector UIC best practice workshop

UIC organised a workshop that was dealing with strategies, experience and projects to avoid carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions by phasing out diesel traction and implementing new technologies in order to improve railways emission factors.
The workshop took place in Zürich on 13 November 2019.

Important note: An Energy and CO2 Network Meeting was following the workshop the day after (on 14 November) in the same venue from 9h to 15h. Participation is restricted to UIC members.

Agenda

Workshop Agenda - Updated 22Nov2019

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Highlights

The workshop was held in a way that encouraged discussions, in order for the participants to be able to dig into the challenging topics introduced.

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  • 11:00 - Workshop starts: welcome and introduction
    Philippe Stefanos, UIC - Introduction of the challenges

    - Powerpoint slideshow - 934.1 kb

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  • Biofuels
    Boris Ivanov, RZD - Use of biofuel and the prospects of shift from diesel locomotives in Russian Railways

    - PDF - 3.4 Mb

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    Mario Lichtenberg, DB - Testing of alternative fuels with DB’s advanced TrainLab

    - PDF - 1.3 Mb

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  • Future trains & alternatives for electrification,
    Martin Priessnitz and Thomas Gerstenmayer, ÖBB - Battery trains, EMUs with onboard energy storage

    - PDF - 3.9 Mb

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    André Philippe Chamaret, SNCF - Hydrogen

    - PDF - 1.5 Mb

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    Klaus Vestner, DB - Phasing out fossil fuels

    - PDF - 2.1 Mb

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    Stephen Oommen, Norwegian Railway Directorate - Zero Emissions Solutions

    - PDF - 5.4 Mb

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  • Energy storage
    Ueli Kramer, SBB - Center of Competence Energy Storage – what, why and how

    - PDF - 797.9 kb

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    André Philippe Chamaret, SNCF - Sharing battery benchmark/experience/use cases to boost railway production (replacement to closed diesel lines)

    - PDF - 2.2 Mb

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  • Tools to decide strategic technology orientations
    Bart Van der Spiegel, Infrabel UIC Energy and CO2 Network’s Chairman

    - Zip - 1.7 Mb

    Cost / Benefit analyses of different alternatives
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    Tony Letrouvé, SNCF - OPEUS – Shift2Rail energy simulation tool for rolling stock

    - PDF - 3 Mb

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  • Overview
    Gerald Olde Monnikhof, ProRail, UIC Energy and CO2 Network’s Chairman

    - PDF - 848.8 kb

    Challenges and obstacles, perspective
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  • Questions and discussion

Venue

SBB AG
Human Resources – Bildung SBB
Bildungszentrum Region Ost
Hohlstrasse 532
8048 Zürich
Switzerland

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