Special containers for transporting pure hydrogen
DB Cargo is also involved in the development of innovative hydrogen containers and is testing the logistics of pure hydrogen. This solution is useful for the small-scale distribution of pure hydrogen to decentralised customers and users such as hydrogen refuelling stations. Gaseous hydrogen can be transported under high pressure in special multi-element gas containers (MEGCs). DB Cargo is also in charge of organising the delivery of DB Regio's hydrogen trains, which are currently being tested in operations on different lines. Transporting cryogenic liquefied hydrogen is just as complex as transporting gaseous hydrogen. Due to the extremely low temperatures involved (around -253°C), special containers are also required for this. DB Cargo is involved in a wide range of hydrogen logistics solutions. Europe's largest freight operating company is also a partner in H2 Reallabor Burghausen/ChemDelta Bavaria, a non-profit company in Bavaria's chemical triangle. The technology of the future, hydrogen, is being tested here in the tough everyday industrial environment.
DB Cargo's hydrogen transport wagon gallery