Chevron Launches New Collaboration to Pilot Hydrogen-powered Trains

For its latest venture, Chevron entered a memorandum of understanding with Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, and BNSF Railway to advance the demonstration of a locomotive powered by hydrogen fuel cells. 

Hart Energy Staff

Chevron Corp. continued the expansion of its New Energies business with a new collaboration aiming to prove the feasibility of hydrogen-powered trains.

Hydrogen, according to a joint release, has the potential to play a significant role as a lower-carbon alternative to diesel fuel for transportation, with hydrogen fuel cells becoming a means to reduce emissions. 

“Chevron is dedicated to scaling up its hydrogen business to help meet the needs of customers who want to reduce the lifecycle carbon emissions of their operations,” Jeff Gustavson, president of Chevron New Energies, commented in the release.

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