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Self-Charging Electric “Car Pi” Using Neutrinovoltaic Technology – $ 2.5 Billion Project
Berlin (pts001/28.03.2021/09:00) – One of mankind’s most ambitious projects is getting closer to its realization: A new partnership between India and Germany is working on the Car Pi electric car, which does not get its energy from the charging station, but simply from the environment – completely independent of “dishonest” electricity from the Burning fossil fuels is coming.
The sensational news comes from the International Conference on Multifunctional Electronic Materials and Processing (MEMP 2021), which just took place in India. The computer scientist Dr. Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar, Rector of Nalanda University in India, officially announced the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) at this conference. Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar is recognized worldwide as the developer of the Indian state high performance computing program and the creator of the supercomputer PARAM.
The memorandum establishes a new partnership between one of the world’s leading research and development centers for electronic materials, the Indian C-MET Science Center, and the Neutrino Energy Group. The German-American company based in Berlin has developed a technology for converting ambient energy into electricity with the help of an innovative composite material using graphene. “This new, unique smart alliance could set revolutionary processes in motion in the field of power generation and automotive technology,” emphasizes Holger Thorsten Schubart, CEO of the Neutrino Energy Group.
C-MET, a Pune-based electronic technology materials center under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and thus the Government of India, and the Neutrino Energy Group signed the memorandum under the auspices and financial support of the Government of India and others Partner. It creates the basis for combining financial and intellectual resources to develop the Car Pi.
The memorandum aims to collaborate in the fields of materials science, electronic materials, 2D materials, the creation of quantum dots for neutrino energy conversion and the development of applied devices. A budget of 2.5 billion US dollars was estimated for the implementation of the project, the equivalent of 2.12 billion euros.
The result of the joint work should be the Car-Pi electric vehicle, which does not require electricity from charging stations. The drive power will come from autonomous power sources that are built into the body of the electric vehicle and collect energy from the environment. The small battery pack, which is used to cover load peaks, will also be charged in this way. This innovative approach promises the solution to bottlenecks in electromobility such as long waiting times for charging or the need to ramp up conventional power generation to meet the needs of electric vehicles, combined with the inevitable increase in CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
The Car Pi is an electric vehicle with embedded direct current sources, which is based on neutrino voltaic technology, whereby electrical current is generated under the influence of cosmic neutrinos and other electromagnetic and thermal radiation.
Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for Education, Communication, Electronics and Information Technology of the Indian government, emphasized at MEMP 2021 that the alliance of today’s best scientists will revolutionize the global energy sector “and certainly has the broadest support of the Indian government”. Working on the joint project will help to solve the countries’ energy problems, promote mutual understanding between people and strengthen the principle of peaceful coexistence between peoples, said the politician.
“Electronic materials and components are at the heart of all electronic devices. Materials are the backbone of the capabilities and functionality of any electronic device.” The performance of electronic products is directly dependent on the components used. “India has always provided significant financial support for research and development of new materials, although commercializing the results of research and development (R&D) is a challenge: C-MET was founded in 1990 to fill the gap between R&D and the production of critical electronic materials to close, “emphasized Shri Sanjay Dhotre.
Dr. Bharat Bhanudas Kale, co-founder and director of the Center for Materials for Electronic Technology (C-MET), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in London, is part of the team and sees the signing of the partnership memorandum and the start of the cooperation as being of particular importance for the global community in the field of energy and materials. The scientist is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of energy and materials.
“Despite the technology base that has already been tried and tested in the laboratory, there is still a long way to go before the first Car Pi is on the road.” Holger Thorsten Schubart emphasizes that the development of the self-charging Car Pi requires further research into the reliability of power generation under various conditions, safety and many other parameters. The design and demonstration center in Frankfurt will therefore be an important part of the project.
“We are delighted to be taking this path together with such an important strategic partner as C-MET, who is known for its internationally recognized specialists – the Neutrino Energy Group has long been looking for a competent partner to handle such a large and complex project can “, says Holger Thorsten Schubart. “As fantastic and ambitious as it sounds, developing a self-charging electric vehicle is undoubtedly a new milestone in the history of automotive engineering and, in particular, of electromobility.”
Text by Kerstin Heise and Klaus Wieland
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