- About MobyPost
MobyPost: time for a change!
Transport will probably experience its main revolution from the beginning of the industrial age. Developments around thermal engines meet technological limits and fossil origin fuel are more and more disparaged due to their negative impact on environment, climatic evolution and air or noise pollution in the cities.
In this context, the vision of MobyPost is to develop a novel sustainable mobility concept. MobyPost proposes to meet the challenge of developing a whole system combining a carbon neutral vehicle with a novel technology based on a solar hydrogen fuel cell system. This is what we call the solar-to-wheel solution.
The advantages of this innovative solution are manifold. Firstly, energy will be produced completely autonomously thanks to the construction of an infrastructure integrating a photovoltaic generator connected to an electrolyser which will allow for hydrogen production. Moreover, as both solar panels and electrolyser will be installed at the same place, energy production will be local. Considering the way of producing energy and the "fuel" produced itself, i.e. hydrogen, environmentally friendly principles are obviously very high on the list of priorities. Finally, a very advantageous progress will consist in enabling the availability of energy on demand, since hydrogen produced but not immediately required will be stored.
Who are we?
MobyPost's consortium includes 9 participants from 4 European countries, out of which 3 are SMEs. It provides complementary knowledge and congregates a balanced group of competencies which comprehends the whole value chain to take into account for MobyPost system's conception and building. Hence, specialists of vehicle's engineering and construction, experts of hydrogen storage with low pressure solutions, designers of systems to produce electricity from commercial photovoltaic solar cells modules as well as designers of systems able to produce hydrogen and engineers for monitoring and system control will be committed to attaining the ambitious project's objectives.
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We hope you will find interesting information about our activities and commitment. Do not hesitate to contact us directly if you want any further information!
MobyPost is co-financed by European funds from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking under FCH-JU-2009-1 Grant Agreement Number 256834