This 50/50 grant will go towards expanding CP’s number of hydrogen locomotive conversions from one to three.

Canadian Pacific announced it is expanding its Hydrogen Locomotive Program with a $15 million grant from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA).

The 50/50 matching grant enables CP to increase the number of hydrogen locomotive conversions in the project from one to three and add hydrogen production and fuelling facilities. The ERA grant builds on the $15 million CP already planned to invest in the development project in 2021.

In December 2020, CP announced it would design and build North America’s first line-haul hydrogen-powered locomotive using fuel cells and batteries to power the locomotive’s electric traction motors.

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