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SA Event: Implementing Batteries in Heavy Haul Rail in Australia webinar

May 5 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm ACST

A coal freight train snaking along the track through the couuntryside on an overcast day, the yellow loco contrasting against the greenery

Join the RTSA South Australia Chapter for a webinar on implementing batteries in Heavy Haul Rail in Australia at 5:45pm (for a 6:00pm start) on Thursday 5th May 2022.

This event is free for RTSA members, and AUD $30 for non-members.

Click here to register on the Engineers Australia website.

About the Project

Aurizon is focusing on Battery and Green Hydrogen technology as the most likely technologies to deliver decarbonised rail freight. We have partnered with the University of Queensland (multi-year engagement) to understand the challenges of bringing these technologies to our industry. We have the objective to position Aurizon to lead the Australian freight sector in achieving net-zero
operational emissions by 2050.

Our commitments are:

  • We are committed to achieving net-zero operational greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
  • We will take a leading role in accelerating decarbonisation of Australia’s freight sector
  • We will contribute to decarbonising the supply chains in which we participate

Achieving our operational decarbonisation goals will be driven by:

  • Establishing the $50m Future Fleet Fund (to be dispensed over 10 years)
  • Implementing our Tracking Towards Net-Zero Operational Emissions initiatives
  • Establishing partnerships and forums for customer and industry collaboration
  • Continuing advocacy for the significant role that rail contributes in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

About the Speaker

Headshot of Roger Buckley

Eur Ing Roger Buckley GAICD MA(Cantab) CEng FIMechE FIEAust EngExec CPEng RPEQ NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Roger has over 30 years experience in design, integration and project delivery in Defence, Toll systems and Rail. After 9 years as Aurizon’s Chief Engineer Roger now leads Aurizon’s Fleet
Decarbonisation Programme. The Programme includes the development and testing of prototypes, technical research to enable and support the programme and short-term emission reduction
initiatives targeted to have immediate impact on our operational emission intensity. Roger has throughout his career been part of or lead teams of highly skilled, multi-disciplinary specialists to
achieve project-oriented goals utilising new technologies. As a Fellow of Engineers Australia and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers he actively encourages other engineers and students to set and achieve their career and personal aspirations.

Click here to register on the Engineers Australia website.


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