01/03/2019 – News / Environment / Technology / Innovation / eMobility / Eleqtec / The Netherlands
New agreement will see water-based fuel energise the Netherlands’ eMobility efforts
Australian-Israeli company Electriq~Global and Dutch startup Eleqtec have entered into an agreement to launch the former’s water-based fuel technology in the Netherlands. Together, they plan to launch Electriq~Fuel’s recycling plants, and to introduce eMobility applications for trucks, barges and mobile generators in 2020.
The progressive Dutch market is moving swiftly to adopt zero-emission mobility solutions, and is looking for commercial and economical clean energy applications.
A game-changer in zero-emissions energy
Comprised of 60-per-cent water, Electriq~Fuel has been described as representing ‘a game-changer in zero-emissions energy’.
The innovative fuel is a cost-efficient alternative to batteries and compressed hydrogen. And when compared to green energy storage solutions like lithium-ion batteries or compressed hydrogen, Electriq~Global achieves a greater range at a lower cost. The energy density potential of the technology is up to 15 times that of electric batteries currently in use in electric vehicles.
First products to be delivered in 2020
The partnership between Electriq and Eleqtec is already at the stage of advanced commercialisation negotiations with leading Dutch companies. Several demonstration and prototyping projects are expected to be launched in 2020.
Electriq~Global’s CEO, Guy N. Michrowski, commented that his company was excited to bring its safe, zero-emission, recyclable fuel to the Dutch market. “It is pleasing to see a nation determined to achieve sustainable and zero-emission economy,” he remarked. “With Eleqtec’s support, we expect first products based on our technology, made by Dutch partners, to be delivered in 2020.”
Eleqtec Chairman Mecx Kooij, added: “Electriq~Global’s technology is the link that the sustainable economy was missing, and joining forces with Electriq in bringing it to fruition is highly motivating. Our solution solves issues with regards to storage and transport of energy, supports current initiatives and introduces a cost-efficient fuel. We’re well progressed in negotiations on the ground, so very soon you will see Electriq in action.”
Founded in 2014 after breakthroughs in water based fuel technology by its founder Dr Alex Silberman, Electriq~Global is today partnering to roll out its technology globally.