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ABOUT THE TEAM

 

Team SOLID is a multidisciplinary team of students from the Eindhoven University of Technology. We are developing a system that enables sustainable energy storage, based on iron powder, which is one out of the wide range of applications for metal fuels. 

The team consists of subteams in technoology, business, finance, marketing, and human resources. 

 

THE POWER OF METAL

 

The concept of metal fuels is as follows: when you burn metal powder, high temperature heat is generated with which, for instance, steam can be produced. Here, no carbon dioxide is emitted. In this combustion process,  the iron particles are converted to rust particles, which are collected. All the rust, can be transformed again into iron particles by using sustainable energy. This rounds the metal cycle - circular and free of CO₂.

 

POWERFUL IRON POWDER

 

Team SOLID mainly focuses on iron powder, one of the metal fuels. Iron powder is energy dense, meaning that a lot of energy can be stored in a small particle. Additionally, when stored under the right conditions, iron powder has no degradation over time. It is also transportable over long distances, and since it is the most common element that the earth knows, very inexpensive. 

 

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STORAGE

 

The metal cycle that is described above includes two processes: combustion (i.e., burning metal powder and generating heat) and reduction (i.e., transforming rust leftovers into metal powder again).  The energy in this process, by matter of fact, is stored in the metal powder and released when the powder is combusted. This process can be initialized whenever there is need for energy. Yet, because of the properties of iron powder enable us to store it for an unlimited amount of time, the peeks in sustainable energy, such as solar energy in summer, can be used to reduce bulks of rust to iron powder. This is known as seasonal buffering. 

 

THE CONCEPT

 

We have co-created a short film in which

we visualize all that is explained above, 

and show footage of our proof of concept. 

 

Team SOLID is a multidisciplinary team of students from the Eindhoven University of Technology, developing a system that enables sustainable energy storage based on iron powder.

 

PROVINCE OF BRABANT TO INVEST ONE MILLION EUROS IN ‘METAL POWER’ – IRON POWDER AS A CIRCULAR ENERGY SOURCE 

The province of Brabant is investing one million euros in the development of an industrial application for the incineration of metal powder as an energy source. The project, which was co-focused by TU Eindhoven, will be based on the site of Metalot in Budel Dorplein.

 

ENERGY OUT OF IRON? IT'S POSSIBLE! 

 

Past December, the Dutch National Geographic has devoted a one page article on Team SOLID and the realization of our proof of concept.

 

OUR MISSION

 

Our mission is to enable clean an renewable energy for everyone at anytime. 

 

Nowadays, people recognize the urge for finding sustainable alternatives for fossil fuels, but the problem is that source like the sun and the wind (which are booming technologies), cannot be guaranteed - yet neither can solar and wind energy. The sustainable energy problem hence appears to be rather a sustainable energy storage problem - and that is exactly where we offer the ultimate alternative. 

 

In the current year of 2018/2019, our aim is to realize the first industrial application of metal fuels, together with, among others,  several partners specialized in engineering. With this scalable system, our aim is to show the industrial potential of an iron powder-based system.

 

With a subsidy of the Province of Brabant, we develop and build on a system, together with partners, that will be demonstrated at the site of an industrial partner. Afterwards, it will be tested for research purposes for 1,5 year at the Metalot Campus in Budel. 

 

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OUR TEAM

Anne Munnich

Robin Vink

Romek Vinke

Geert Vergoossen

Bart Tulkens

Kelly Fransen

Anne Jonker

Wies Ruyters

Stan de Jong

Nithin Mukundakumar

Marc van Genderen

Geert Vergoossen

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Bart Tulkens

Luc Brinkman

Bart Ruis

Sam Tennebroek

Bart van Kalmthout

Martijn de Vrijer

Wies Ruyters

Thomas Boot

Bas Merkens

New member:

New member:

Esmée Messemaker

BUSINESS TEAM

HR TEAM

MARKETING TEAM

TECHNICAL TEAM

New member:

Jaïr Campfens

Sam Tennebroek

FINANCE TEAM

New member:

Bart Ruis

New member:

New member:

Jos Scholte

Rick van den Bosch

Sam Hendriks

Sam Tennebroek

New member:

Jet Janssen

JOIN US

 

Curious for more, or looking for a challenge? Send an email to hr@teamsolid.org!

The doors of our office in innovationSpace are open every day, and we love to answer your questions in person.

 

 

ADVISORS

 

We are coached in technical project planning and human performance management by our two main advisors. 

 

 

 

 

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Kees van de Burgwal

Arco Krijgsman

CONTACT

 

For specific questions or urgent affairs, please contact our marketing manager Wies Ruyters at +31(0)6 41114194.

For all your other, both general and technical questions, you can contact info@teamsolid.org.

 

Our address:

Eindhoven University of Technology
Matrix, gebouw 10
5612 AP Eindhoven

Our postal addres:

Eindhoven University of Technology
De Rondom 70
5612 AP Eindhoven

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