POWERING THE PATH TO NET ZERO

Join us at InnoTrans from September 20 to 23, 2022 in Berlin.

Rail vehicle manufacturers and operators have seen numerous changes and challenges in recent years, especially through rising operating and energy costs as well as the need to significantly lower carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement targets. We’ve always believed in tackling them head on, in moving forward with determination together with our customers – as we are now in Powering the path to net zero.

The technologies we are currently developing do just that. With H2 engine, fuel cell and battery concepts as well as mtu Hybrid PowerPacks, locomotive solutions and sustainable fuels, we are blazing new trails for today’s changes and challenges – and those to come. We’ll be showing many of them for the first time at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin. Visit us at Booth 510, Hall 18 and we’ll be happy to show them to you.

You’ll find us here: Hall 18 Booth 510

Our booth is located directly by the north entrance.

Powering the path to net zero

At InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin, we will be spotlighting what we consider to be the most powerful and promising paths for achieving net zero in the railway sector. These include technologies that integrate H2 engines, fuel cells and battery solutions as well as mtu Hybrid PowerPacks, locomotive solutions and sustainable fuels. We look forward to exploring and discussing with you how they could be optimally adapted to your needs.

H2 engines

Powering locomotives with hydrogen

For locomotives, another hydrogen drive option, H2 engines are gaining increasing attention. Drive solutions like the mtu Series 4000 gas engine can already be operated with an admixture of 25% hydrogen. The first engines to run entirely on hydrogen will be launched in 2023.  

H2 engine concepts we are currently developing are aimed at optimizing engine performance, safety and reliability while keeping lifecycle costs low. In addition to continuous power density and efficiency improvements, we’re also looking at the bigger green hydrogen infrastructure picture.  

Fuel cells

Powering railcars with hydrogen

As was discussed at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), hydrogen will play an important role for achieving net zero energy. In the railway sector, hydrogen fuel cells offer a carbon-free, climate-neutral drive solution option for railcars, particularly for the long term.

H2 fuel cells like the one we showcased at COP26 can also be used as an emissions-free power source for the adjoining microgrid infrastructures. Scalable and extremely versatile, fuel cells offer tremendous possibilities – especially when combined with batteries.

Battery solutions

Clean, flexible railcar electrification  

Looking for a scalable, noise-free, zero-carbon electric drive solution to power your railcars?  Partial to fully electrified PowerPack concepts for railcars we are currently exploring also include scenarios for the necessary charging in infrastructures.

We have profound specialized knowledge of applications expertise for all types of rail vehicles, including over 25 years of system and 10 years of battery integration know-how. Whether for new built or repower projects, we can provide expert support at every step.  

mtu Hybrid PowerPacks

Compact, flexible and sustainable

What you get when you optimally combine the advantages of battery and diesel power – as in the case of mtu Hybrid PowerPacks – is more than the sum of the two. For one, you get a slim-and-trim and fully integrated drive solution offering a high degree of flexibility for a wide range of railcar types.

Both easy-to-install and eco-friendly, the mtu PowerPack Series 1800 delivers proven performance while immediately reducing carbon emissions by up to 25%. And that’s just the start. They can also be powered with EN 15940 and e-fuels to further lower emissions.

Locomotive solutions

Durable, dependable and clean

Keeping things running is key for any railway operation. Our drive and system solutions for locomotives, push-pull trains and special-purpose vehicles have not only demonstrated durable and dependable performance in thousands of applications worldwide, but also clean operational efficiency.  

Apart from loose engines, system solutions with mtu Series 1300 and 1500 optimally integrate all drive components into one compact solution, allowing for easy installation and maintenance. The same can be said of our heavy hitters – mtu Series 1600, 2000 and 4000. Most of them can be operated with synthetic fuels such as those according to the EN 15940 standard.

Sustainable fuels

Cut carbon emissions by up to 90%, or even 100%

The term sustainable or alternative fuels describes a variety of different fuels. Only when these are produced with electricity generated entirely from renewable sources are they truly green and clean. Other factors like energy density, availability and local infrastructures also play a crucial role.

Most of our engines and PowerPacks are designed to run on both EN 15940 fuels like hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as well as e-fuels based on e-hydrogen. When powered by the former, they cut CO2 emissions by as much as 90%. In the case of e-fuels, even eliminate them altogether.

Overhaul, reman & lifecycle services

Save time, money and materials

Getting the most out of investments is crucial to business success – just one reason why overhaul and reman services are worth taking a closer look at. The solutions we offer deliver the same high level of performance, service life and operational quality as new products – even identical or better warranty coverage.  

In addition to overhaul, the process of exchanging your old engine or mtu PowerPack for a remanufactured one saves you time and money. Our products let you benefit from the latest model-related technological updates and advancements. By reusing materials, our services also benefit the environment.

Quickly finding your path to net zero

The following virtual map provides an overview of our InnoTrans 2022 booth presentation. Simply hover your mouse over the various Competence Islands to quickly find the topics you’re interested in.

1

H2 engines

Hydrogen drive concepts for locomotives

2

Fuel cells

Hydrogen power solutions for railcars

3

Battery solutions

From partial to full electrification

4

mtu Hybrid PowerPacks

Sustainable drive solutions for railcars

5

Locomotive solutions

Rugged, reliable and efficient drives

6

Sustainable fuels

Bio-based paraffinic diesel fuels

7

Service solutions

Reman, repower, lifecycle & more

1

H2 engines

Hydrogen drive concepts for locomotives

2

Fuel cells

Hydrogen power solutions for railcars

3

Battery solutions

From partial to full electrification

4

mtu Hybrid PowerPacks

Sustainable drive solutions for railcars

5

Locomotive solutions

Rugged, reliable and efficient drives

6

Sustainable fuels

Bio-based paraffinic diesel fuels

7

Service solutions

Reman, repower, lifecycle & more

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