Showing the potential of Formic Acid as a sustainable energy carrier
Hello! We are Team FAST (Formic Acid Sustainable Transportation), an enthusiastic, multidisciplinary student team of the Eindhoven University of Technology. Our ambitious plan: build the world’s first bus on formic acid!
Sustainable Energy as the Standard
Team FAST envisions a world with sustainable energy as the standard, without having a negative impact on our society, economy and way of life. Team FAST will create a system which can be easily realized in the current infrastructure and therefore easily implemented in the current way of life.
The goal of Team FAST is to raise awareness of the existence of the alternative energy carrier formic acid. Besides this the team aims to make formic acid a safe, sustainable, and standard energy carrier for the future.
Team FAST is a multidisciplinary team that consists of over 30 ambitious students from the TU Eindhoven and Fontys. The team originates in the Honors Academy of the TU/e. For more information about the team and its members, click here.
Technology & Application
Formic acid is an energy carrier that can be created through a chemical reaction between hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Later on, when formic acid is used, electricity is produced. This electrical power can be used towards multiple ends, for example propelling a vehicle forward. To read more about formic acid and how it is used, click here.
In order to introduce formic acid as a sustainable fuel to the world, the most broad and well-known application is used: transportation. Cars and busses are the most visible application for people. This is why the transport sector is our main focus. Our main goal is to build a city bus powered by formic acid before the summer of 2017.
Click on the picture for more information about the advantages of Formic Acid.