Company information

Torque Wind Turbine |  The Netherlands

Chamber of Commerce: 61876011

Management

Wil Joosten

Manager - Founder

Developer of the Torque wind turbine working principle concept and responsible for the organizational issues, contact with investors, part manufacturers, authorities and non-European contacts.

Ralf Korten

Technical Engineer CAD designer

Designing and developing mechanical and mechatronic systems.

Chris Overdevest

Mechatronic and prototype construction engineer

Constructing and building machines for prototype testing and small series production.

Ger Schoeber

Electronics and embedded systems engineer

System architect in designing and building innovative IOT steering and control system solutions.

Gonny Reivers

Financial administatrion

Financial and administration responsibility and make sure budgets are constantly monitored.

Partner companies and organizations

Advise on business focus and investor presentation

Climate-KIC

Climate-KIC is one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), the EU body tasked with creating sustainable European growth while dealing with the global challenges of our time. Our start-up is supported by the Climate-KIC Accelerator in the Netherlands.

Generator and control system development

Eberle

Werner Eberle Generatoren designs and manufactures small series customer specific generators for wind turbines in a wide power range. The company orientation is based on German tradition and innovation, performance and usability, design and functionality.

Integration and installation of the wind turbines on agriculture farms

Hotraco Group

Hotraco Group is an international active group of innovative and high tech companies, with concentration on system development and system integration and orientation on control and management based solutions. Hotraco Group is mainly active in the agriculture, industry, water treatment and building control sector with focus on the creation of an optimal living, working, storing and growth environment.

Advise on smart grid developments and multifunctional applications

JOWH

JOWH support SME companies, international business activities and industry transactions and relationships in the wind energy sector, automotive sector and electric vehicle market. Here the idea was born to combine electric vehicle charging in motion, with electricity from wind energy, used on public roads and race circuits.

Time line

• 2012-01    Concept development started after gaining experience in vertical axle wind turbines.
• 2012-05    Prototype test of a 2.3 meter wide model on a trailer behind a car on a racing circuit.
• 2012-07    Patent registration of the concept.
• 2014-03    Climate-KIC program participation started.
• 2014-11     Torque Wind Turbine R&D BV company founded.
• 2014-12    Customers pre-order registration officially started.
• 2015          Further improvements established for even higher output and CFD analyses.
• 2016          Planning for constructing a 3 meter wide, 4 layer, functional prototype for testing