Prince Constantijn and formic acid

23 March 2018 11:25

Cleaner building sites. That is what we are committed to. And that requires formic acid. Or, put more exactly, the generator sets of the FAST Group that can run on this sustainable fuel solution. These generators can provide building sites with sustainable energy. In the presence of Dutch Prince Constantijn, BAM Infra, in its capacity as ‘launching customer’, signed a declaration of intent with the FAST Group for the use of climate-neutral generator sets.

FAST will unveil their latest generation of generator sets this year. The first one of them is going to power the BAM Infra building hut on the N211 project. This project includes 21 sustainable measures being taken by BAM to turn the N211 into the first CO2-negative road. The hydrozine-powered generator set seamlessly matches this ambition.

Climate neutral
Hydrozine, also called 'formic acid', is a sustainable energy carrier that enables sustainable energy to be stored in a liquid. The hydrozine generator set retrieves the stored energy from the formic acid to thus supply electric power to the building site. The generator set emits only water vapour and CO2. The amount of CO2 used during the production of formic acid offsets the emission of CO2 during the use of the formic acid. This makes the use climate neutral.

Prince Constantijn
Last Wednesday, in its capacity as ‘launching customer’, BAM Infra signed a declaration of intent with the FAST Group to equip more building sites with the hydrozine generator sets. This was done in the presence of Dutch Prince Constantijn who was visiting the FAST Group on the Automotive Campus in Helmond. Prince Constantijn is affiliated with StartupDelta as their ‘Special Envoy’. StartupDelta is committed to helping start-ups in several ways, including by giving them access to capital, networks, markets and knowledge and talents. The FAST Group is one of those successful start-ups.