With this innovation, xperion offers an optimal and cost-effective solution for realizing environmental benefits with maximum efficiency. This efficiency lies not only in the reduced weight and especially strong design but is also reflected in the tremendous range of the vehicle, which can be as high as 500 km. A research team consisting of engineers from Adam Opel AG and scientists at TU Darmstadt benefited from the know-how of xperion Energy & Environment GmbH in the development of a simulation tool, which makes possible reduction of the amount of fiber used by 20%. By performing the necessary winding tests and the container testing, xperion offered key contributions to making this 700-bar pressure tank a reality and to integrating the new methods into existing manufacturing processes.
The cooperative project was distinguished for its revolutionary technology with the distinction of second place in the Hessian Cooperation Award. With this award, the Hessian Technology Transfer Network has been recognizing successful and outstanding research and development projects that exemplify the cooperation between industry and research institutions every two years since 2003. The technical benchmarking of all high-pressure hydrogen tanks performed by Adam Opel AG highlights the global leadership of this technology optimized by xperion Energy & Environment.