Alstom and MOL to Explore Use of Hydrogen Technology on Hungarian Rail Network

Alstom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with oil and gas company MOL to explore the use of hydrogen technology for rail transport in Hungary.

By 2050, the European Union aims to achieve zero net emissions. Hungary aims to play a leading role in this transition, and as part of its National Hydrogen Strategy, the country has been investigating the feasibility of introducing hydrogen technology to rail transportation.

Leveraging its experience in the manufacturing and operation of hydrogen trains, Alstom’s partnership with MOL, which produces and uses almost 150,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year, will explore the potential of hydrogen supply and related infrastructure development in Hungarian rail transport.