Subspace Energy

SUBSPACE ENERGY HUB at VSH (VersuchsStollen Hagerbach AG / Hagerbach Test Gallery Ltd) in Switzerland offers the ideal platform for the harmonized development, prototyping and installation of new technologies that promote best practice in sustainable energy use and storage, combining both above and underground facilities to benefit our society. This will be a model ecosystem of sustainable energy storage and delivery, above and below ground, and how it supports green energy use in future cities.


SubSpace Energy Hub is focused on attracting quality partners which would significantly impact and take off the initiative.


The relatively recent introduction of battery electric vehicles (BEV) to the tunnelling and mining industries have shown there to be positive benefits in reducing embodied carbon through reduction of fossil fuel use, but also significant operational benefits of enhanced safety in operation, reduced whole life equipment cost of ownership, but also project costs. 
DC grid denotes DC transmission system of more than two terminals with at least one meshed DC line.  A DC microgrid is a localized power system that can run independent of the main power grid (AC) by generating and utilizing its own DC power. The most common ways of generating power for DC microgrids are with solar panels, fuel cells and wind turbines with any excess energy stored in battery solutions. 
One of the factors causing poor air quality and increased emissions is the higher number of heavy-duty construction vehicles caused by development of urban centres. One way to mitigate the air pollution and emissions is considered to be the electrification of construction vehicles

What is the mission of SubSpace Energy Hub?

Listen to what Tom Melbye, former President of Normet Group has to say about the concept of SubSpace Energy Hub, which was initiated by him, together with some renewed individuals and international companies to support the green energy of the future.


Electrification in Construction-The road to de carbonization

Electrification of Construction vehicles is closer than we thought and it is about time for this transition, after a difficult year for the energy supply sector.

Recalling the McKinsey report on the Electrification of Heavy Machinery and Equipment, it was analyzed that BEV is already more cost-efficient than ICE, with up to approximately 21 percent lower TCO compared with similar internal combustion engine traditional ICE equipment. This change is attributed to the 40-60% lower operating cost reduction, thanks to reduced fuel consumption, and a simpler drive-train with fewer moving parts, requiring less maintenance.

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Electric vehicles fire myths

The latest article with the participation of our Partners, Ross Dimmock from Normet Group and Barry Flannery from Xerotech over demystifying the limiting beliefs about EV fires, and discovering how electrification means increased safety underground.

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