The new Wales and Borders rail franchise could be an opportunity to introduce “clean” hydrogen-powered trains, a Plaid Cymru AM has said. Simon Thomas made the call off the back of research he commissioned on the potential to developing hydrogen infrastructure for transport in Wales. Hydrogen-fuelled trains emit only steam and condensed water. They are currently being trialled in Germany. The Welsh Government said it supported hydrogen technology. Hydrogen-fuelled cars emit no carbon dioxide – although the production of hydrogen itself can, unless it is produced from renewable energy.
BBC 18th June 2018 read more »