AERRL: a study on alternatives to fossil fuels in railway
AERRL has launched this study authored by eolos GmbH to identify and
promote technologies to cut the climate impact of the existing diesel-powered rail fleets in the near
future. A transition from diesel must encompass the technological readiness and application scenario
as well as a proactive approach to include the European Union (EU) regulations prohibiting highemissive practices.
The aim of this study is to start a conversation that takes up the EU’s query about the most effective
policy levers for a very low-carbon emission railway industry. Proper and detailed calculations with
regard to the environmental impact of each solution should be addressed in the next phase.