Already one of the greenest forms of transport, the rail industry is at an exciting point as it pursues several key initiatives to decarbonise its operations, assets, and supply chains.
With the removal of diesel trains, the advancement of electrification projects, and the efforts to encourage more people out of their cars and on to rail, the sector is working hard to progress and achieve net zero goals. The decarbonisation of rail services will deliver a variety of benefits to economies, the environment, and to passengers.
The inaugural Rail Decarbonisation conference will bring together operators and manufactures, leading technology and innovation experts, energy industry innovators and investors to discuss and explore the latest opportunities, challenges, initiatives, technologies, and developments for reducing the industry’s CO2 emissions to zero.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Update on Government and rail industry net-zero emission targets
- Knowledge and application of new generation battery and green hydrogen fuel-cell technology
- Addressing the barriers in upgrading and electrifying existing/new rail networks
- Overcoming the uncertainties of using and storing alternative green traction technologies
- How the rail freight sector plays a part in rail’s decarbonisation efforts
- Opportunities for decarbonizing rail track maintenance
- Investment opportunities and expectations of shareholders on carbon markets