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Blue World Technology’s fuel cell system will be integrated with Karma Automotive’s electric vehicle architecture and piloted in GS-6 development vehicles for evaluation purposes.
Blue World Technology’s fuel cell system will be integrated with Karma Automotive’s electric vehicle architecture and piloted in GS-6 development vehicles for evaluation purposes.

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Blue World Technologies and Karma Automotive to collaborate on fuel cell propulsion system

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AALBORG, Denmark and IRVINE, California, USA (Feb. 2, 2021) – Blue World Technologies today announced that we have agreed to collaborate with Karma Automotive to explore the viability of a fuel cell system to provide primary propulsion power for a variety of future passenger and light commercial vehicles. Fuel cells enable fast refueling and extremely long driving ranges, and with zero harmful emissions provide a green alternative to the internal combustion engine.

Blue World Technology’s fuel cell system will be integrated with Karma Automotive’s electric vehicle architecture and piloted in GS-6 development vehicles for evaluation purposes. Testing and validation will take place in the United States and Denmark over the next few months.

An electric vehicle powered by methanol fuel cells provides the same convenience as fueling an internal combustion engine with gasoline. This technology has a methanol-reformer to produce hydrogen on board. Methanol is a hydrogen-carrier commodity fuel already traded worldwide and it can be stored and distributed using the existing infrastructure in many countries around the world. As a green alternative to fossil fuels, methanol can be produced using renewable sources ensuring a CO2 neutral proposition.

“We are investing in these types of powertrain technologies now to prepare for an emission-free world by having various extended-range electrification solutions that include hydrogen, ethanol and methanol fuel cells as a propulsion system,” said Dr. Lance Zhou, Karma’s Chief Executive Officer. “This collaboration brings together Blue World’s strength in fuel cell development and our vast expertise in engineering hybrid propulsion systems and integrating electric vehicle technologies.”

“We are very excited about the collaboration with Karma and see great potential in combining their expertise within hybridisation and powertrain solutions with our flexible fuel cell concept that is suitable for both engine bay or skateboard platform integration,” said Mads Friis Jensen, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder of Blue World Technologies.

Press contact:

Blue World Technologies
Head of PR and Communication
Anne Kvist
Mail: akv@blue.world
Mobile: +45 31 60 16 71

Karma Automotive

Director, Public Relations
Jeff Holland
Mail: jeholland@karmaautomotive.com
Mobile: +1 657 234 8672


About Karma Automotive

Karma Automotive, founded in 2014, is a southern California based producer of luxury electric vehicles. Headquartered in Irvine, California with an assembly plant located in Moreno Valley, Karma sells vehicles via its dealer network comprised of nearly 40 locations in North America, Europe, South America and the Middle East. Karma’s Innovation and Customization Center, which opened in 2019 offers world-class engineering, design, customization, and manufacturing services along with electrification platforms.

Karma’s flagship vehicle, the Revero® GT, Green Car Journal’s 2020 Luxury Green Car of the Year™, is an electric vehicle powered by dual electric motors that embodies Karma’s goal of offering leading technology with a luxury experience. Every Karma vehicle is created with unparalleled individual care and craftsmanship.
For more information, visit www.karmaautomotive.com, or www.karmanewsroom.com.

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About Blue World Technologies

Blue World Technologies is an ambitious and visionary developer and manufacturer of methanol fuel cell components and systems for stationary/APU applications and the automotive and heavy-duty transportation sectors around the world. The fuel cells act as a green alternative to combustion engines and diesel generators. As a part of the Power-to-X eco-system the methanol fuel cell technology contributes to solving parts of the green transition which cannot be solved by direct electrification and battery technology alone.

The exclusive fuel for Blue World Technologies’ fuel cell systems is methanol – a renewable liquid fuel that simply and cost-effectively can be stored for years and transported around the world while reusing existing infrastructure.

Blue World Technologies is founded on extensive experience from the fuel cell industry and aims towards commercialising the technology through large-scale production. The company is focused on the High-Temperature PEM-technology combined with methanol-reforming. The combination ensures a simple system design with high conversion efficiency and significant benefits including CO2 reduction, fuel cost savings, and zero harmful emissions.

In December 2020 Blue World Technologies closed its most recent investment round of 6.4 mEUR and is aiming at a future Initial Public Offering.

Read more about Blue World Technologies on our website www.blue.world or visit us on social media.   

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Anne Kvist

Anne Kvist

Press contact Head of PR and Communication +45 31 60 16 71

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ENGLISH:
About Blue World Technologies

Blue World Technologies is an ambitious and visionary developer and manufacturer of HT-PEM fuel cell components and systems for stationary and APU applications and the automotive and heavy-duty transportation sectors around the world. The fuel cells act as a green alternative to combustion engines and diesel generators. As a part of the Power-to-X eco-system the methanol fuel cell technology contributes to solving parts of the green transition that cannot be solved by direct electrification and battery technology alone.

Blue World Technologies’ fuel cells run primarily on methanol – a renewable liquid fuel that simply and cost-effectively can be stored for years and transported around the world while reusing existing infrastructure.

Blue World Technologies is founded on extensive experience from the fuel cell industry and aims towards commercialising the technology through large-scale production. The company is focused on the High-Temperature PEM technology combined with methanol-reforming. The combination ensures a simple system design with high conversion efficiency and significant benefits including CO2 reduction, fuel cost savings, and zero harmful emissions.

Read more about Blue World Technologies on our website www.blue.world or visit us on social media.


DANISH:
Om Blue World Technologies

Blue World Technologies er en ambitiøs og visionær udvikler og producent af HT-PEM brændselscellekomponenter og -systemer, for stationære generatorer og hjælpegeneratorer samt industrier inden for personbiler og tung transport rundt om i verden. Brændselscelleteknologien er et grønt alternativ til forbrændingsmotoren og dieselgeneratoren. Som en del af Power-to-X økosystemet, bidrager methanol brændselscelleteknologien til at løse nogle af de udfordringer i den grønne omstilling, som direkte elektrificering og batterier ikke kan løse alene.

Blue World Technologies’ brændselsceller kører primært på methanol – et flydende brændstof, der simpelt og rentabelt kan lagres i flere år samt transporteres rundt i verden ved hjælp af den eksisterende infrastruktur.

Blue World Technologies er grundlagt på stor erfaring fra brændselscelleindustrien og med en målsætning om at kommercialisere teknologien gennem storskala produktion. Virksomheden fokuserer på højtemperatur PEM-teknologi kombineret med methanol reformering. Denne kombination sikrer et simpelt systemdesign med høj konverteringseffektivitet og betydningsfulde fordele som CO2-reduktion, brændstofbesparelser og ingen udledning af skadelige emissioner.

Læs mere om Blue World Technologies på vores hjemmeside www.blue.world eller besøg os på sociale medier.

CHINESE:
关于蓝界科技(Blue World Technologies)

蓝界科技是一家有雄心和远见的高温质子交换膜燃料电池组件及系统研发商和制造商。其产品可应用于全球固定电源、APU、汽车和重型交通运输等场景。其燃料电池将成为内燃机和柴油发电机的绿色替代品。作为Power-to-X生态系统的一环,其甲醇燃料电池技术将为无法实现直接电气化或无法应用电池技术等领域的绿色转换提供解决方案。

蓝界科技的燃料电池的以甲醇燃料为主。甲醇是一种可再生、可使用现有基础设施便捷便宜实现长时间存储和全球运输的液态燃料。

蓝界科技由拥有丰富的燃料电池行业经验的团队创立,公司的目标在于通过大规模生产实现甲醇燃料电池技术的商业化。蓝界科技致力于高温质子交换膜与甲醇重整相结合的技术,其产品设计简洁,能量转换效率高,拥有碳排量低、燃料成本低、有害物零排放等显著优点。

欢迎访问我们的主页 www.blue.world 或社交媒体 social media了解更多资讯。

GERMAN:
Über Blue World Technologies

Blue World Technologies ist ein ehrgeiziger und visionärer Entwickler und Hersteller von Hochtemperatur-PEM Brennstoffzellen-Komponenten und Systemen für stationäre und APU-Anwendungen und für den Automobil- und Schwerlasttransportsektor auf der ganzen Welt. Die Brennstoffzellen sind eine umweltfreundliche Alternative zu Verbrennungsmotoren und Dieselgeneratoren. Als Teil des Power-to-X-Ökosystems unterstützt die Methanol-Brennstoffzellentechnologie denjenigen Teil des ökologischen Umbaus, der nicht allein durch direkte Elektrifizierung und Batterietechnologie bewältigt werden kann.

Blue World Technologies verwendet als Energieträger für seine Brennstoffzellensysteme primär Methanol – ein erneuerbarer flüssiger Kraftstoff, der unter Verwendung der vorhandenen Infrastruktur einfach und kostengünstig jahrelang gelagert und um die Welt transportiert werden kann.

Blue World Technologies kann auf umfangreiche Erfahrungen aus der Brennstoffzellenindustrie zurückgreifen und hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, der Technologie durch Massenproduktion zum Durchbruch zu verhelfen. Das Unternehmen konzentriert sich auf die Hochtemperatur-PEM-Brennstoffzelle in Kombination mit Methanol-Reforming. Diese Kombination gewährleistet ein einfaches Systemdesign mit hoher Umwandlungseffizienz und erheblichen Vorteilen wie CO2-Reduzierung, Kraftstoffkosteneinsparungen und null schädlichen Emissionen.

Lesen Sie mehr über Blue World Technologies auf unserer Website www.blue.world oder besuchen Sie uns in den sozialen Medien.

Blue World Technologies
Lavavej 16
9220 Aalborg Øst
Denmark