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Proceedings of FRA Workshops on Environmentally Sustainable Energy Technologies Powering Future of Rail

Document Series
Technical Reports
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
Subject Rolling Stock
Energy, efficiency, railroad, freight, passenger, batteries, alternative fuels, rail propulsion, environment, emissions, sustainability, net zero, FRA workshop, hydrogen, nuclear, rolling stock

The transportation sector is seeking to reduce its emissions in a cost-effective and safe manner in response to the climate crisis. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) conducted a workshop for domestic and international experts to discuss experiences and challenges regarding alternative fuels, advanced propulsive technology research and implementation. Panelists described varying degrees of success in testing alternatives, with hydrogen fuel cells and hybrid approaches showing the greatest promise.

Last updated: Friday, February 4, 2022