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LEVITATION AND PROPULSION SUBSYSTEMS FOR SUSTAINABLE HIGH-SPEED MAGNETIC LEVITATION HYPERLOOP SYSTEM

Project description

The greatest leap in transport infrastructure

The Hyperloop is the next big breakthrough in mobility. A futuristic form of ground transport, it is expected to outperform current transport systems in cost and energy efficiency. It may also break the barriers of distance and time, moving people and goods faster than ever before. The Hyperloop involves floating passenger pods racing along at speeds of up to 1 000 km per hour inside giant low-pressure tubes. The EU-funded Zeleros Hyperloop project is developing levitation and propulsion subsystems that will allow reduced infrastructure costs, as well as easier maintenance, safer pressures, and reduced energy consumption. According to Zeleros, the company coordinating the project, it combines the speed of an aeroplane with the frequency of a metro.

Objective

Over the years, transport of people and goods has become a key part of an increasingly globalised economy, reaching a
value of €4.14 Trillion in 2017, a 6% of the Gross World Product.
However, this expansion has not been trouble-free, and the infrastructure congestion, pollution or oil dependence have
become issues to be solved in order to carried out transport in a sustainable manner. That is why in 2013 the concept of
hyperloop has been created, a transport system based on pods that travel inside a tube with close to vacuum conditions;
which allows it to reach 1,000 km/h, combining the speed of the plane, the convenience of the train and the periodicity of the
metro making far journeys faster and more comfortable.
Despite its potential, the development of an Hyperloop system is a long-term project that will require the collaboration of
different companies to overcome the various challenges that will arise, especially related to the scalability of their systems,
the cost reduction and the operation of Hyperloop at a higher level. These challenges are mostly three: the very high cost of
the infrastructure construction, the manufacture of vehicles and the improvement of the internal systems of the vehicle,
especially propulsion and levitation, with the aim of optimizing them for the future complete scalability of the Hyperloop
concept while ensuring the safety of passengers and cargo.
Our solution to ensure this scalability involves an approach to levitation and propulsion subsystems that diverge from the
state-of-the-art, thus allowing reduced infrastructure costs, simpler maintenance, safer pressures and reduced energy
consumption.
Zeleros Global was founded in 2016 by a group of hyperloop experts for the definitive development of the transport system
in Europe. Its team has won several prizes in hyperloop design and development competitions. This project is expected to
help in the final development of this transport system, also generating €261M revenues

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

ZELEROS GLOBAL SL
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
LUGAR MUELLE DE LA ADUANA S/N EDIFICIO LANZADERA
46024 Valencia
Spain

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 71 429,00