About this project
kraftwerk opens up a whole new dimension in freedom and independence when it comes to supplying your mobile electronic devices with energy. Why? Because kraftwerk enables you to generate your own energy using a small, handy device – in such large amounts that you can run your iPhone, tablet, or even your GoPro camera for weeks!
kraftwerk is your very own portable power plant:
- Amazingly small and highly efficient
- Completely independent of any power grid or wall outlet
- Supplies power reliably – anywhere and at any time
- New and pioneering fuel cell technology
- An invaluable advantage both in everyday life and even when traveling to the ends of the earth
With kraftwerk, for the first time in history, you get a device that grants you the freedom of power. See in this video how it works:
We believe in the success of kraftwerk
Since 2008, we have been working on the development and implementation of kraftwerk. Our 25-member team possesses unique expertise in the field of fuel cell systems. Four of our scientists and engineers also hold relevant doctorates, obtained at internationally renowned universities.
Now we have successfully brought kraftwerk to production standard, based on an entire series of flawlessly functioning prototypes. It is protected by more than 27 patent applications. We have qualified industrial partners ready to start series production. With your support, we will be able to start production within a year and turn kraftwerk into a worldwide success. And you will be one of the first to benefit from your own personal power plant!
Now there’s only one small step to take – and to do so we need your help! It is only together that we can raise mobile energy supply to a new and previously unimaginable level, offering limitless freedom for everyone when it comes to using mobile electronic devices – in America and Europe as well as in Africa, Asia and Australia. Help us get this revolution rolling!
Your contribution will help us finance (among other things):
- Special tools for production
- Wholesale purchase of components
insight into the internal workings
kraftwerk is a fuel cell power generator. Based on our unique and award winning microtubular metallic fuel cell technology, kraftwerk directly transforms gas into electricity. The user fills gas into an integrated tank. Whenever power is needed the gas goes into the fuel cell and is converted directly into electricity. A standard 5V USB plug allows you to connect all your electronic devices supported by the USB standard (smartphones, cameras, flashlights, ...).
Our microtubular metallic fuel cells are mass manufactured by powder injection moulding and coating of functional nanolayers. We can manufacture up to 20,000 microtubes per day - enough for 4,000 kraftwerk units. The microtubes are commericaly available. With the money from the kickstarters we will setup the assembly line, optimize the supply chain and finance the circulating capital.
Risks and challenges
Our core competence lies in the fuel-cell technology. Based on our expertise and many years of experience in this innovative future technology, we have been developing, repeatedly testing and improving kraftwerk after intensive planning since 2008. There is now a series of flawlessly operational kraftwerk prototypes, protected by 27 patent applications.
Nevertheless, the process of taking a technical device from prototype to mass production is slow and involved. Unexpected situations may arise due to a supplier missing a deadline, for example, or technical problems of the supply chain for the mass production. Extensive tests planned before the start of production can result in a need for further improvements in kraftwerk under certain circumstances. This can cause a deadline not being met.
We have prepared ourselves as best as possible for theses unforeseen situations. If it really comes to a delay in the testing, production or supply of kraftwerk, the backers will be informed immediately.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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