UIC-KTZ Workshop on Switching to low carbon traction energy

29 November 2023


8:00 – 8: 05 Welcome & Opening
Mr. Philippe Lorand, Asia-Pacific Coordinator, UIC

8:05 – 8: 15 Keynote speech
Mr. Sandeep Jain, Economic Affairs Officer, Transport division United Nations - ESCAP

8:15 – 8:45 1. Decarbonisation initiatives in Transport sector

  • UIC initiatives for low carbon fuels implementation in railway
    Mrs. Lucie Anderton CEnv, Head of Sustainability UIC
  • The concept of low-carbon development of JSC NC KTZ until 2060
    Mr. Batyr Kotyrev, Chief Engineer – Director of the Department of Technical Policy, KTZ, Kazakhstan

8:45 – 09:45 2. Low carbon fuels implementation in APRA

  • Alternative fuels and prospects for their use in train traction -
    Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor B.B. Zhardemov - General Director of LLP
    "Research Center for Complex Problems"
  • Decarbonisation in Transport using alternate/recycled materials,
    Professor (Practice) and Director Ravi Ravitharan,, MIRT, Australia
  • KTMB, Malaysia : Challenges adapting decarbonization for railways within the ASEAN context,
    Mr. Mohamed Suhaimi Yaacob, CCO, KTMB

9:45 – 9:50 Break

9:50 – 10:35 3. International experience (UIC members/Partners) Advanced Researches for Asia-Pacific

  • A promising shunting diesel locomotive powered by batteries for the Asia-Pacific region,
    B. Jumanov, Wabtec Corporation, Project Manager
  • UIC proposed research studies for 2024 in the field of saving energies and reducing carbon footprint,
    Laurent Fréchède, Head of Energy, UIC
  • Modern solution for advanced rolling stock operation,
    Torsten Thieme , Director, Thieme Bieg & Associates, Kazakhstan/Germany

10:35 – 10:40 Questions & Answers
Summary & Closing remarks


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