The team

Max Aerts - Founder & Director

Max Aerts

Founder & Director

Tijn Swinkels - Founder & Technology

Tijn Swinkels

Founder & Technology

Wout Gubbels - Product Manager

Wout Gubbels

Product Manager

Vera Henricks - Chemical Engineer

Vera Henricks

Chemical Engineer

Yoshi de Laat - Mechanical Engineer

Yoshi de Laat

Mechanical Engineer

Chiel Düthmann - Mechanical Engineer

Chiel Düthmann

Mechanical Engineer

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

25 kW system

25 kW system
In 2018, Team FAST presented a 25 kW system. Initially, the system was built as a range extender for an electric bus of VDL. However, it was decided that the system could better be demonstrated as a stationary system. Therefore, in June the system was tested as a stationary power generator at a construction site of 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
July 1

Team FAST founded

Team FAST founded
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. Subsequently, they founded the student team Team FAST. Since then Team FAST, has scaled up the technology to convert formic acid into electricity from the lab to a full scale prototype.