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January 2018

Our very own Director of the Center for Railway Research and Education, Andreas Hoffrichter, gave a presentation at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign titled:

Please see link to video:

Overview of Alternative Motive Power and Hydrogen Fuel Propulsion for Rail Vehicles


Research, advancement of knowledge, and practical implementation of that intelligence is essential to improve the railway as a transportation system and to provide solutions to problems that the industry faces so railways continue to thrive within a sustainable supply chain.

Our research focuses on scientific knowledge creation and application across the railway system.  Our expertise encompasses railway management, railway energy supply chains & motive power, technology evaluation, and integration of the railway within the supply chain.

The majority of our research is applied, resulting in tangible relevant outputs for railways, regulators, and agencies. We seek partners or collaborators for the majority of our research to ensure industrial relevance and real-world impact of our investigations through knowledge leadership.

In addition to knowledge-creating research, we offer consultancy-style knowledge transfer where our research outcomes and personnel expertise (knowledge base) are utilized to assist our industrial partners to find a solution to their problems and improve their competitive advantage.

For more information please contact Andreas and Nick.

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