Skeleton Technologies ultracapacitor rail applications

kinetic energy recovery systems
for dmu trains

KERS onboard energy storage system, enabling energy regeneration when braking

Benefits of our solution

  • Freedom for line planning
  • Increased utilization of the train even in congested & polluted areas
  • Faster acceleration & less noise
  • Service cost reduction (CAPEX and OPEX)
  • Improved fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions
  • Reduced peak load demand from diesel engine when accelerating

Challenge

Improving diesel train efficiency

  • Background
  • Still no energy storage systems in many DEMU trains nowadays
  • Drastic regulation changes target resulting noise and CO2 emissions
  • Key Challenges
  • Catenary line is not available in all regions
  • Service cost reduction (CAPEX and OPEX)
  • Emission reduction
  • Constant energy supply from diesel engine
  • Sized diesel engine to cater for power peaks
  • known consequences
  • Penalties related to high CO2 emissions
  • High running and maintenance costs
  • Heavy wear on brakes and transmission components
  • Negative influence on railway company’s image

 

  • Background
  • Still no energy storage systems in many DEMU trains nowadays
  • Drastic regulation changes target resulting noise and CO2 emissions
  • Key Challenges
  • Catenary line is not available in all regions
  • Service cost reduction (CAPEX and OPEX)
  • Emission reduction
  • Constant energy supply from diesel engine
  • Sized diesel engine to cater for power peaks
  • known consequences
  • Penalties related to high CO2 emissions
  • High running and maintenance costs
  • Heavy wear on brakes and transmission components
  • Negative influence on railway company’s image

 

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solution

Onboard KERS – improved fuel efficiency & reduced CO2 emissions

  • what we offer
  • KERS onboard energy storage system, enabling energy regeneration when braking
  • Energy savings for the DEMU trains of tomorrow
  • Electric range availability in restricted areas
  • Increased dynamics
  • ADVANTAGES OF OUR PRODUCT
  • 100% reliable energy storage with zero maintenance
  • Over 1 million cycles & longer calendar life: 15 to 20 years
  • -40°C to +65°C operating temperature range
  • Ultracapacitors do not leak or contain acid or lead

Improved fuel efficiency
& reduced CO2 emissions

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