In order to prove the concept of iron fuel combustion, we had to build a proof of concept in the lab. This proof of concept had to demonstrate that iron fuel can serve as a magnificent sustainable energy carrier. With the honorarium from the Open Mind-program of NWO and a contribution from Metropoolregio Eindhoven, SOLID and Metalot managed to create a proof of concept of the world’s first 20 kW iron fuel burner.
This project was a true boost for SOLID and the iron fuel development. During this project, SOLID expanded it team from three to eleven members. In addition, the proof of concept and SOLID received a tremendous amount of media attention. For the first time in history, the potential of storing energy in iron fuel was shown to the world. As a result, new projects were defined and new partnerships were created.