10th International Hydrail Conference: HYDRAIL 2015

Mon, 06/22/2015 - Tue, 06/23/2015
Mooresville, NC USA
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The 10th International Hydrail Conference was held on Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Charles Mack Citizens' Center (215 North Main St.) in Mooresville, NC USA. This year's conference celebrated the recent advancements in the commercialization of hydrogen-powered trains, including hydrogen-powered light rail developments in Germany, and other self-electrified rail transport options with speakers from Norfolk Southern and Tig/m, as well as a variety of developing trends such as big data in rail and leveraging the electric grid-services value of hydrogen-based rail.

Conference Agenda (pdf)


Introduction to Purpose and Sponsor Recognition, Stan Thompson [PDF], Co-founder International Hydrail Conference, Mooresville Hydrail Initiative, Mooresville, NC USA

Gibson Barbee [PDF], Senior Energy Engineer, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, USA

Dr. Holger Busche [PDF], Scientific contributor for Economy, Energy, Traffic, and Innovation of the Green parliamentary group, State Parliament of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Edward Buiel, Coulometrics, Chattanooga, TN, USA

David Cook [PDF], Chief Technology Officer, Rail Propulsion Systems, Fullerton, CA, USA

Peter Crofton, Counsel, Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP; Adjunct Professor of Energy Law, Emory University Law School, Atlanta, GA USA

Peter Eggleton [PDF], Principal Consultant, TELLIGENCE Group (representing Hydrogenics, Inc.), Quebec, Canada

Dr. Johan Enslin [PDF], Director, Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC USA

Dr. John Hardin [PDF], Exec. Dir., Board of Science, Technology and Innovation, North Carolina Department of Commerce, Raleigh, NC USA

Lynn Harris [PDF], McDowell Engineering and Associates, consultants to the Rail Division, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Raleigh, NC USA

Dr. Andreas Hoffrichter [PDF], post-doctoral researcher, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Jason Hoyle, Research Analyst, Energy Center/RIEEE; Adjunct Professor, Department of Technology and Environmental Design, Appalachian State University; co-founder, International Hydrail Conference, Boone, NC USA

Rick Hudson, Project Manager,  Data Science and Business Analytics Initiative, College of Computing and Informatics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC USA

Raphael Isaac [PDF], Ph.D. student, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA USA

George List [PDF], Ph.D. Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC USA

Detlef Matthiessen MdL, Member of State Parliament of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Dr. Alistair Miller [PDF], Senior Scientific Associate, Office of the Principal Scientist, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, Canada

Brad Read [PDF], President, TIG/m Modern Street Railways, Los Angeles, CA USA

Jennifer Roberts, former Chair, Metropolitan Transit Commission and former Chair, Mecklenburg County Commission, Charlotte, NC USA

Herbert Wancura [PDF], Principal/Founder, synergesis consulting, Graz, Austria