donderdag 23 april 2015

H2 car as powerplant

On Wednesday the 22nd of April Puur Media was on the premises of the Delft University of Technology for the upcoming documentary H2. The professor had invited us to a house which is used for researching sustainability. This house is the start of the Green Village which is to be built on this location.

We  interviewed founder of future Green village and professor Ad van Wijk. 
Professor Ad van Wijk and filmmaker Benny Vink

 The beginning of the Green Village is this sustainable house

Ad van Wijk shared about different energy solutions based around hydrogen cars and how they differ from cars that run on fossil fuels and how they can complement electric cars which run on batteries.

 Moreover, he envisions a future where hydrogen cars play an important role in sustainable living.  He  envisions a future where hydrogen cars play an important role in sustainable living. Hydrogen cars could provide the required electricity  to replace the power plants.

Professor van Wijk filmed by Benny Vink

After the interview, we dropped by the Ecorunner team in the Dream Hall. Filmmaker Benny Vink briefly looked back with Jim Hoogmoed (Team Manager) and Stefan Leegwater (Chief Engineer) on last week's events. They had had a busy week measuring the the air resistance of the Ecorunner 5, as well as the unveiling of their car for sponsors and family. After testing  a few days, we found out that their vehicle has the least air resistance in the world. After getting some rest, they  are  busy preparing for the race. 

Below are some pictures.

Stefan Leegwater, Jim Hoogmoed and Benny Vink catching up.

The Dream Hall where the Ecorunner and other TU Delft projects are built

Tim Jonathan opening up the gate towards our location

Filmmaker Benny Vink, Ad van Wijk and host Tim Jonathan walking towards the house.

A brief interview with Tim Jonathan, the Construction Manager of  this project

Benny Vink, Tim Jonathan and Ad van Wijk talking about
what sustainable living could look like in the future

Benny Vink interviewing Ad van Wijk outside the house,
but inside the 'skin', making this space like a greenhouse

Professor Ad van Wijk and Filmmaker Benny Vink outside the house

Filmmaker Benny Vink and Ecorunner's Chief Engineer Stefan Leegwater

donderdag 16 april 2015

Eco Runner Team Delft in documentaire H 2.

Eco runner 5
H2 our documentary we follow a group of enthusiastic students of the Technical
University of Technology who participate in a competition against other universities.
With the aim of who has the most economical hydrogen vehicle designed and built.

In recent months they have been working on the design of the Eco Runner 5
calculation suggest that this could be  the best air resistance in the world.

To see if these calculation are correct the Eco Runner  was places 5 in a wind tunnel to measure the exact air resistance.

It's  was a fun and inspiring  day of film and the recordings are a beautiful addition to the movie H2

Control room next to the wind tunnel where all measurement data arrives

With smoke is very good to see how the air moves over the vehicle.

The smoke particles can remain behind on the vehicle and cause air resistance is therefore after the smoke test it is  thoroughly cleaned

donderdag 9 april 2015

Filming @ hydrogen event for our docu "H2"

During our quest  in our documentary  "H2", a film about  tomorrow's transportation, we discovered that Hyundai is one of the first to put a hydrogen car on the market. To take inventory of the possibilities on driving on hydrogen at this stage, they followed up by organizing  hydrogen event in Rotterdam. Because the H2 car was there, we drove down to Rotterdam to take it for a spin and film it for ourselves.

Luk Termeulen Manager Sales Operations; filmmaker before the test-ride

Luk Termeulen and Benny Vink after the test ride

Car as Power plant
One of the speakers was Professor Ad van Wijk  from The Green Village/Technical University Delft. He talked about  how Hydrogen cars can become our local power plants. We are going to visit Ad van Wijk to film more about this.

Professor Ad van Wijk on cars as Power Plants

Reinier van den Berg, a climate expert. He shared about the need of using different energy sources as the climate is feeling the impact of our current use of fossil fuels. He stated that in nature everything is solar powered and is created in  sustainable life cycles. He pointed out that if it's possible in nature, it's also possible in our societies.
Reinier van den Berg, Climate expert & filmmaker Benny Vink

Below more pictures of the event.

The fuel cell that turns hydrogen in electricity

Refilling Hydrogen cars is faster than recharging batteries in electronic cars.

Mike Belinfante spokesman Hyunda being interviewed by filmmaker Benny Vink

Filmmaker Benny Vink inside the Floating Pavillion

 Professor van Wijk's vision:
How hydrogen cars can be used as a power plant.