Batteries and Green Solutions from Le Marche: Faam, Monterubbiano
FAAM, founded in 1974, has developed a strong research culture with continuous and significant investments in people and in the design and testing of ground-breaking logistics technology. Since 2000 FAAM has been working on Fuel Cell technology applications, both for transport and for stationary use, achieving major breakthroughs in the creation of hydrogen-powered vehicles, such as the Smile Fuel Cell - used in Beijing Olympics. In 2008 FAAM has created an innovative system, which is based on the promotion of high-efficiency FAAM traction batteries combined with a high efficiency battery charger. The system, created and patented by FAAM, was tested by the Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche, generating 27% energy savings as compared to its main competitors. Using the know-how acquired from 20 years’ experience in producing electric traction vehicles and in partnership with the University of Camerino, FAAM has created BMS, Energy Management Systems for lithium batteries, which in addition to battery reliability, ensures maximum performance with high safety standards. In 2009 this development led to the agreement with Magneti Marelli, which involves joint product development and marketing The agreement is aimed at providing competitive offers in a high-tech sector which is of primary strategic importance to sustainable mobility in the future and in hybrid and electric propulsion.