Invitation to workshop entitled « The End of Fossil Fuels » to be held on 13 November 2019 in Zürich


The UIC Energy Efficiency and CO2 Emissions Experts Network is happy to invite you to take part in the next workshop “The End of Fossil Fuels” that will be held on 13 November 2019 hosted by SBB in Zürich.

Following the previous workshop that addressed the role of the infrastructure managers in traction energy transition, this workshop will focus on the projects developed by all stakeholders to push rail to full decarbonisation of traction energy.

It will therefore discuss alternatives to diesel traction and in particular, the hydrogen fuelling and battery charging innovations and their best combination with the railway network and rolling stock.

Ample time will also be dedicated during the day to exchanges and discussions between the speakers and the participants.

Workshop highlights:
11:00 – 17:00, Lunch: 12:35, Coffee Break 15:25

  • RZD and DB will talk about Biofuels
  • DB, SNCF and the Norwegian Railway Directorate about Future trains & alternatives for electrification
  • SBB about Energy storage
  • InfraBel and SNCF about tools/analyses to decide technology implementation
  • Dutch Ministry of Water, Traffic and Environment (Rijkswaterstaat (RWS))’s Government point of view

Registration and draft agenda
The draft agenda, practical information and registration form are available here:

For more information contact Philippe Stefanos, Energy, Environment and Sustainability Advisor:

stefanos at

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