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Green Ultra Light Weight Energy Storage System for Propulsion


GULWESS-PROP overall innovation project aims at designing a commercial solution of efficient on-board energy storage for electrically propelled vehicles. The main goal is to substitute on-board electrical batteries and hydrogen storage.

Drage&Mate International has a patented in-situ on-demand hydrogen generation process able to increase the total gravimetric energy density of the system. This improvement allows existing vehicles to multiply by 2 or even by 7 their existing range which means a very profitable new opportunity to market.

The current study will analyse how to progress to a commercial profitable product. To do that, GULWESS-PROP will validate the feasibility (technical, economic and operational) of the development and define a preliminary Business Plan.
The goal is to transform the prototype solution which is currently in a TRL6 development stage to TRL9 market commercial product by the end of phase 2.

Once GULWESS-PROP will be validated, a business chance will start-up to supply such technology to unmanned vehicles. In the close future similar system could be used in manned vehicles, and all kind of space vehicles. With this approach GULWESS-PROP will, at the end, lead a major impact within the decarbonised transportation goals in Europe.

Although the lightweight hydrogen storage segment counts with several competitors, GULWESS-PROP has a competitive advantage over the rest of solutions related to the user experience: the final users consider that is easier to operate thanks to reactor cartridge refillable concept.

Drage&Mate International is a Technology-Based high innovative company with proven track record within the hydrogen generation market; and with enough experience and ambition to turn the innovation of GULWESS-PROP into a sustainable product.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


C/o Mario Vargas Llosa 22
30107 Guadalupe Murcia
Activity type
EU contribution
€ 50 000