Electrification and superconductivity: the next paradigm of road transport ? – DQMP Seminar

The electrification of road transport promises higher power efficiency combined with the opportunity of using energy from renewable sources. Fuel cell technology is expected to provide solutions to the issues of the electric vehicles currently on the market, mainly related to the limited range of autonomy and the battery charging time.

The Swiss company Green GT develops racing cars powered by cells fueled by liquid hydrogen. This type of “power” hydrogen propulsion is now of interest to major players of logistics and retail such as UPS and Amazon, and, in Switzerland, Migros and Coop, who are thinking of adopting this technology for their delivery vehicles.

Could we make another step forward and exploit the cryogenic temperatures of liquid hydrogen to cool down a superconducting motor ? What would be the advantages ?


The DQMP invites you to a seminar on

Monday October 8, 2018, 8:30-12:30
Uni Carl Vogt – Boulevard Carl-Vogt 66 – Geneva

Room CV 001, ground floor


8:30-9:00 Welcome
9:00-9:30 Jean-François Weber, Green GT, The solutions hydrogen-electricity at high power for transportation and industrial applications: economical and technical challenges
9:30-10:00 Matthias Noe, KIT, Actual HTS R&D for industry and transportation at KIT
10:00-10:30 Thomas Reis, Oswald, Normal and superconductive motors for mobile applications
10:30-11:00 Carmine Senatore, UNIGE, An overview on the applications of superconductors
11:00-11:30 Discussion
12:00 Refreshments and exhibit of GreenGT car H2 2017
Ecole de physique – Quai Ernest-Ansermet 24 – Geneva

Registrations are closed.

Cross section of a superconducting motor and magnetic field profiles

Réalisation : Sur Mesure concept