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Week 11: Nikola 2: Hydrogen (H2)-powered lorry

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What is Nikola motors?

While the electric revolution is gathering pace within the passenger vehicle market, emissions from the wider transport sector continue to rise steadily. In response to the issue, the business community is beginning to make its first forays into low-carbon heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), with companies such as Nikola Motor having developed innovative alternatives. Nikola wants to transform the transportation industry while improving their employees’ lives and leaving the world a better place. Nikola’s plans to build over 700 hydrogen stations in the USA and Canada with partner Nel Hydrogen by 2028 remain unaffected by the news. Each station should be capable of producing 2,000 to 8,000 kilos of hydrogen per day. The company also wants to become active in Europe: The first European sites are expected to go live in 2022. By 2030, the company wants to cover “most of the European market”. (source).

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More info

Inventor: Nikola Motor
Website: The Nikola Two
History: it is still a proof of concept, to launch in 2020

Price (EUR): Not available yet, Nikola One is listed for $375.000, but reserve the Two: here

Poll

Would you consider to buy a H2-truck?

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Week 10: Support Robot Phi (healthcare)

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Who is Phi?

Phi is a support robot, helping less fortunate people at home. Phi takes care of some of the small talk ‘you had a good night?’, but also support the client to take their medicine in time. It may sounds weird to have robot as a friend at your place, but if you have to choose between being lonely or having a small chat, this robot certainly has a lot of advantages. Robotics is here to stay and more and more applications will be soon visible.

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More info

Inventor: Robotzorg who supports Philadelphia (healthcare organization)
Website: Robot Phi
History: Currently being tested at homes, news article here (dutch)

Price (EUR): Very expensive for now in testing phase, but that will be solved

Poll

Do you support robots in healthcare?

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Week 8/9: Veggie breakfast cereal

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What is veggie breakfast cereal?

Last month, for the first time in its 113-year history, Kellogg’s released a vegetable cereal: a no-added-sugar raspberry, apple and carrot granola. Hot on its heels is German producer Kölln, which launched a three-strong range of vegetable cereals this month. The muesli blends are based on the familiar combo of oats and fruits, just with some veg thrown in, according to the company. The carrot and ginger variety is described as a classic cereal containing 67% whole grains, apple and sultanas. Beetroot and apple consists of 78% whole grains with added sultanas, while broccoli and almond is portrayed as a green trendsetter with 80% whole grains and the addition of pumpkin seeds (source).

More info

Inventor: Kellogg’s & Kölln
Website: press release
History: launched 2019

Price (EUR): €3,49 (400 gram)

Poll

How would you eat these veggie cereals?

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