Akasol, a German manufacturer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems, will supply its battery systems for Alstom’s Coradia iLint hydrogen powered trains.
The AKASytem AKM POC battery systems from Akasol will provide the key dynamic storage component for the hydrogen train, powered by electric engines.
Each of the Coradia iLint hydrogen trains are equipped with two high-performance battery systems with a total capacity of 220kWh.
“The combination of hydrogen fuel cells and our intelligent high-performance battery enables continuous storage of the electrical energy generated by the fuel cells as well as dynamic absorption of high electrical power which is recuperated when barking,” said Sven Schulz, CEO of Akasol.
“As a pioneer in the field of hydrogen fuel cell-powered trains, it was essential to have a strategic partner at our side who would support us with in-depth technological know-how from the development of the first prototypes through to serial production,” said Dr. Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director of Alstom in Germany and Austria.