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

Daniël Semerel - Fuel cell engineer

Daniël Semerel

Fuel cell engineer

Chiel Düthmann - Mechanical Engineer

Chiel Düthmann

Mechanical Engineer

Harun Yildiz - Chemical Intern

Harun Yildiz

Chemical Intern


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.
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.
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.
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.