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The origin of hydrail and the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

by guest blogger Stan Thompson

Most profound thanks from the Mooresville Hydrail Initiative to the editors of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy for the cover story on the in the December, 2016, issue!

We don’t know of another instance where major elements of the world’s infrastructure (diesel and catenary railway electrification) have been supplanted for environmental—as opposed to commercial—reasons;  thanks, IJHE, for documenting hydrail’s Appalachian State University (University of North Carolina at Boone) and Mooresville South Iredell Chamber of Commerce provenance!

*Hydrail’s 1998 German roots predate Mooresville’s by five years—though it wasn’t until 2012 that we learned of Dr. Holger Busche’s presentation proposing wind-turbine-sourced hydrogen fuel cell passenger trains for Northern Germany.

The Twelfth International Hydrail Conference (2017) will be held in Graz, Austria, on 27-28 June.  Follow for details.

About Stan Thompson

For 33 years I worked as an engineer, planner and futurist for what is now AT&T in Charlotte and Atlanta. Though I have no engineering degree, I'm a Life Member of the IEEE. Other memberships are the World Affairs Council, the local chapter of the National Association of Business Economics and the American Institute of Archaeology. (I dig international business, so to speak.)

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