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Sustainability Goals

Delft Hyperloop is looking for ways to become more and more sustainable. Within this context we try to make our famous Delft Blue, a more sustainable Delft Green. As a team, Delft Hyperloop has come up with several sustainability statements to become more aware about the impact on the environment. These statements are used in decision-making and trade-offs throughout the project. 

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The Future of DH

At full scale, a hyperloop system shall provide a energy-efficient and green alternative to high-speed transportation, inspiring people to travel responsibly.

  • We commit to making sustainable design choices, where possible, in order to produce a prototype while minimising carbon footprint.

  • We will reuse at least 25% of the components from previous years, provided that this does not affect the performance of the pod. 

  • We will build a highly modular pod, such that all our components may be reused by teams in the future, if they wish to do so. 

  • We will source components and products as locally as possible, in order to avoid superfluous transportation. 

The Pod

We are committed to building a low-impact prototype by eliminating waste and redundancies, preferring re-using materials and sourcing locally and responsibly. 

  • We will begin to make estimations regarding the exact carbon footprint of our prototype, such that teams that follow us have a baseline to measure their sustainability against. 

  • By  the end of the year, we aim to build a long-term connection with local actors that would have a  

  • An LCA will be performed in order to evaluate the long-term benefits and challenges of hyperloop technology with regards to sustainability. 

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Behavior of the Hyperloop Team

As a team, we consider ecological impact at every moment throughout the year, from daily mundanities such as food and energy consumption to important events. ​​

  • In the spirit of hyperloop technology, we commit to traveling sustainably, by train or bus, to the location of our competition in Zurich. 

  • Whenever travel times are within 20%, we will choose to travel by public transport rather than the car. 

  • Vegetarian meals will be served every day. 

  • We are conscious about greenwashing and therefore avoid partnerships with parties we consider morally and environmentally questionable. 

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