Accelerating
the breakthroughs
in vacuum transport

Accelerating
the breakthroughs
in vacuum transport

Problem

Emissions from international air transport are increasing faster [+7.3%, 2017] than from any other sector.

European Commission

Today there is no sustainable alternative to air traffic.

Carbon emissions from aviation have more than doubled in the last 20 years.

Without radical change, the growing demand and impact of flying on our climate will cancel out the efforts of other sectors to decarbonise and have a drastic and irreversible impact on our planet.

Recent research shows that the effects of other non-CO2 emissions from jet engines – NOx, water vapour and particles – have a similar climate impact as all the accumulated CO2 from flights.

Problem

Emissions from international air transport are increasing faster [+7.3%, 2017] than from any other sector.

European Commission

Today there is no sustainable alternative to air traffic.
1

Through electromagnetic acceleration and levitation the capsules can transport goods and passengers efficiently and safely over long disances.

2

The vehicles are travelling through a low-pressure tube to reduce air resistance and achieve speeds up to 900 km/h.

3

The entire system can be operated fully electrical and with renewable energies.

Solution

Vacuum Transport will replace short to medium distance flights and reduce emissions by up to 95%.

EuroTube Foundation

Vacuum transport is a sustainable alternative to air traffic

Electromagnetic acceleration and levitation transport capsules and passengers efficiently and safely over long distances.

The vehicles are travelling in a low-pressure tube at reduced resistance and achieve speeds up to 900 km/h.

The all-electric systems can be powered reliably by renewable energies above and below ground.

Solution

Vacuum Transport will replace short to medium distance flights and reduce emissions by up to 95%.

EuroTube Foundation

Vacuum transport is a sustainable alternative to air traffic
1

Through electromagnetic acceleration and levitation the capsules can transport goods and passengers efficiently and safely over long disances.

2

The vehicles are travelling through a low-pressure tube to reduce air resistance and achieve speeds up to 900 km/h.

3

The entire system can be operated fully electrical and with renewable energies.

Speed - 900 km/h
0%
Emissions - 13g CO2 / km/ passenger
0%
Speed - 850 km/h
0%
Emissions - 220g CO2 / km/ passenger
0%

Mission

The EuroTube Foundation is a non-profit research organisation and incubator for sustainable vacuum transportation technologies.

Research & Development

EuroTube is establishing research projects with industry partners and universities to innovate cutting-edge solutions and provide testing infrastructure.

Incubation & Transfer

EuroTube enables engineers and researchers to create new technology products, to found spin-off companies and use the foundation’s infrastructure to grow their startup.

Certification & Regulation

EuroTube sets technology standards for new transport technologies and is actively involved in the certification process for the public use.

Latest News

March 2019

First drillings on test site

Geotechnical investigations for the 3 km long AlphaTube have been carried out at the site in Collombey-Muraz. Various soil samples have been taken fo finalizing detailed designs.

May 2019

First price at WTFL

EuroTube was awarded at the World Tourism Forum Lucerne for its plans of fostering the emerging industry of vacuum transportation and providing an alternative for aviation.

June 2019

BetaShell project

Launching the advanced prototyping phase of the tube segments to optimise the designs towards an industrialised production and efficient operation for the AlphaTube test track in Valais.

Alliance

Creating strong synergies with industry and university partners to build an Alliance to master the challenges together.

Development Partners

SBB CFF FFS

Development Partner
since November 2018

VAT

Development Partner
since September 2019

MAN

Development Partner
since November 2018

Public & Research Partners

Canton Du Valais

Public Partner
since February 2019

Collombey - Muraz

Public Partner
since March 2019

ETH Zurich

Research Partner
since July 2019

RWTH Aachen

Research Partner
since August 2019

Specialised Supporters

Creabeton Matériaux SA

Kessler & Co AG

Walder Wyss Rechtsanwälte

Nose AG

BDO AG

AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke