All articles by JP Casey

JP Casey is the editor of Future Power Technology, Offshore Technology Focus and MINE Magazine. Their topics of interest include covering human rights violations in energy, considering the balance of people and profits across the industry, and writing lists in threes.

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On the rails: around Western Australia’s massive mining rail network

The Pilbara produced over 800 billion tonnes of iron ore in 2020-21, a massive amount requiring an equally massive rail network.

German Government invests €12m in hydrogen fuel cells

The German Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure has awarded Siemens, Canadian fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems, and RWTH Aachen University €12m to develop more efficient fuel cells for German trains.

The Boring Company receives permit to dig tunnels beneath Washington

The Boring Company, the tunnelling company founded and led by Elon Musk, has received a written permit to begin excavating space for a Hyperloop tunnel beneath Washington, DC.

Cleveland and Chicago sign first Hyperloop agreement

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) have signed an official agreement to begin studies into the feasibility of constructing a Hyperloop link between the cities of Cleveland and Chicago.

Hydrogen-powered train expected in UK by 2020

The UK Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) is working with French railway company Alstom to pilot a hydrogen fuel cell-powered train in the UK by late 2019 or early 2020.

AI harnessed to make railways safer

Researchers from the University of Huddersfield and the University of Leeds have trialled AI software that is designed to make railways safer, as part of a £680,000 project called Smart Maintenance and the Rail Traveller Experience (SMaRTE).

EU-funded monitoring system aims to reduce train door failures

A remote monitoring system, which aims to predict the lifetime of train doors and detect potential failures in their operation is set to be completed by 2019.

Malaysia and Singapore sign Rapid Transit System agreement

Malaysia and Singapore have announced a joint agreement to deliver the 4km Rapid Transit System (RTS) link between Singapore and Johor Bahru in southern Malaysia.