Mission and vision

Mission

DENS has the mission to change the world in a positive manner by providing essential energy technology that contributes to a sustainable future for the planet. We strive for access to safe, clean, convenient and affordable energy for all of mankind on a global level through which we can create an everlasting legacy. We want to matter to the world, write history and change the world in a positive manner. DENS wants to fulfill its mission with people or companies that are driven from their intrinsic motivation towards the same goal, especially not with parties that have solely a financial motivation. DENS seeks this desire within the people that work for DENS, with DENS and within our investors.

 

Vision

DENS believes that all of mankind is willing to use renewable energy, when there is no behavioral change needed or additional costs required. Therefore, our mission is to accelerate the world’s energy transition by developing and building easy to use machinery which efficiently provides renewable energy, regardless of time and place, for affordable prices. Inspired by nature, we artificially imitate nature’s way of capturing and using the power of the sun in the way it has been done since the beginning of life on this planet. By using the most essential and most common elements in the universe; carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, energy can be stored in the same manner plants has been storing the power of the sun since the beginning of time, such that it can be used at the desired moment.

Timeline

2018
July 1

DENS founded

DENS founded
Key members of Team FAST are taking the next step by bringing this technology to market by starting DENS.  DENS’ reformer technology can eventually replace all combustion engines and can be applied in a wide range of industries. Initially, we focus on developing and building stationary power generators.
June 6

A formic acid generator

A formic acid generator
Team FAST tests the formic acid to power generator for the first time out-door during the reconstruction of the N211 together with the BAM.
2017
July 6

Bus concept

Bus concept
Team FAST presents the concept of a 12m VDL bus driving on formic acid. The team never drove the bus while charging since the system was not ready for mobile operation. Later the system was applied stationary during a pilot with the BAM.
2016
January 14

Formauto Junior

Formauto Junior
Six months after Team FAST started, they presented a 1-meter car driving on FA with an output of 25 W.
2015
September 24

Team FAST foundation founded

Team FAST foundation founded
Eight of the students from the Honors program founded the student team, Team FAST. Team FAST’s mission: Show the world know this technology on large scale!
May 29

First proof of concept

First proof of concept
In 2015, ten students were sparked by nature’s way of capturing the power of the sun with solely water and carbon dioxide. That’s why they formed a team to explore a new energy carrier in which power can be captured: FA. Ten students built a 600 mW car driving on formic acid during their honours project at Eindhoven University of Technology.