The International Hydrail Conferences

University of Rome Tor Vergata, 06/06/2018 – 06/08/2018

via del Politecnico 1, Rome, Italy

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13th International Hydrail Conference – A must attend event

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Rome, 06/06/2018 – 06/08/2018 

Once again: Welcome!

We appreciate your interest in hydrail and hope you will find the information presented useful.

The  International Hydrail Conference 2018 (IHC 2018) objective is to contribute to the change of regime in the rail sector by providing a forum where technology experts, vehicle and rail infrastructure managers, as well as media, policy makers and other stakeholders come together to discuss ideas on hydrogen and rail transport: From the system transformation and its implications down to concrete designs and components.

IHC 2018 provides an excellent framework for updates on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in railway applications and represents the best setting to show the latest advances in research, projects and products in this field.

After a successful edition in Graz in 2017, the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” has taken on the organization of IHC 2018 with the objective of continuing supporting the penetration of hydrogen based solution in the railways section and to highlight any possible synergistic effect with other sectors.

IHC 2018 will be held at the School of Engineering of University of Rome ”Tor Vergata” in Rome (Italy) from the 6th to the 8t of June, 2018.

Today, about 13 years after the first conference, held in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA), IHC brings together professionals, companies, research centres, public and private institutes and decision makers from throughout the entire hydrogen and fuel cell sector and the railways world. Hence, it provides a unique forum for sharing scientific and technological information. Today, the conference topic is of particular interest: while enthusiastic experts have discussed the subject in the rather small circle by means of concepts and individual demonstrators, the last two years have shown an acceleration that is almost as dramatic as the rail transport sector. Now a small fleet of Hydrail trams is on the road in the Caribbean. In Germany the prototypes of a complete model range are about to complete the entire European approval test and the latest announcements from China and the rest of the world signal a potential market break.

We have designed the program such that all major aspects will be covered from the overall hydrogen system vision down to critical component technology, fuel-cells, hydrogen supply issues and regional or national initiatives.

Come and join us for 1.5 exciting days in the Rome, the Eternal City and be a part of  making hydrail a reality for everyone.

Stefano Cordiner, Conference Chair,  University of Rome Tor Vergata