DENS starts partnership with UMS

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DENS starts partnership with UMS for the development of the Hydrozine generator.

Urban Mobility Systems (UMS), expert in electrification solutions for industrial vehicles, inner-city passenger and freight transport, and DENS, the developer of the world’s first Hydrozine generator, started a partnership. UMS being the development partner for battery packs, electronics and cabling of the Hydrozine generator.

UMS, known for the electrification of the Doosan 30 tons excavator, the Knikmops and Manitou (telehandler), is the ideal partner for DENS for the development of the battery system that is part of the Hydrozine generator. UMS is one step ahead of the latest technology without losing sight of safety and quality. ‘The experience and knowledge of UMS in the field of electrification of industrial vehicles is a great asset to DENS’, says Tijn Swinkels, CTO of DENS. ‘At DENS we strive for a generator with high reliability, together with UMS we can extend this philosophy into the electronics. At DENS we have been looking for the right battery and electronics partner for a long time, because only a few companies can supply the certified technology. At UMS we have found precisely this.’ UMS recently received the ISO 6469-3 certificate, which shows that they meet the highest national and international standards for optimal electrical safety.

‘We see a lot of potential in the Hydrozine generator,’ says Lars Kool, CEO of Urban Mobility Systems. ‘It is a unique and versatile technique that is capable of delivering zero-emission energy using a liquid, renewable fuel.’ The generator is fueled using Hydrozine, a liquid hydrogen carrier. Which means that unlike conventional hydrogen, it does not require high pressure tanks. Hydrozine contains 53 grams of hydrogen per liter, which means it can safely store large amounts of hydrogen. Inside the generator Hydrozine can be easily converted into hydrogen, which can be directly turned into clean electrical energy using a fuel cell. ‘With this smart and safe way of storing and transporting hydrogen, we remove the issues of high pressure storage and we offer a level of user friendliness which is equal to a conventional (diesel) generator,’ says Max Aerts, CEO of DENS. By integrating the UMS battery system into our generator we create an efficient hybrid system that never uses unnecessary fuel, which is now often the case with diesel generators. The integration also allows the generator, with a nominal power of 25kW, to deliver peaks up to 100kW for several minutes. This allows a smaller 25kW generator to do the same amount of work where previously a 100kW generator would be needed.

‘The mission of UMS is to contribute to the acceleration of the energy transition by providing high quality and economically feasible solutions, while being reliable and scalable,’ says Lars Kool. ‘By investing in a partnership with DENS, we are getting closer to our goal.’ The collaboration between DENS and UMS allows the Hydrozine generator to be available quicker to the construction sector. This makes zero-emission operation possible. Bringing the ambition of Rijkswaterstaat and the Waterschappen of climate neutral and circular construction by 2030, within reach.