SAINT-MLEUX and FESSLER begin on private resources their early works.
This will lead – a few years later – to a very
innovating solution of passive magnetic levitation at common
temperature – a technology now patented.
implementation to sustain a flywheel for the storage of electricity is
successfully tested : the SEVIL
project (French acronym for Electricity storage by levitated flywheels)
is born !
demonstrator shows promising results, enabling industrial prospects.
is granted a 45 000 euro award at the French ministry of Research
national Prize for innovating technology companies («
emergence » section).
puts in an order to EADS – European leader for composit
materials – for a study confirming the capabilities to
achieve the targeted rotor performances.
An international marketstudy is ordered to NODAL
Consultants : it identifies a promising
project is housed by Agoranov, project
has an office in downtown Paris, a 30 000 euro subsidy and financial
and law-oriented trainings.
project is turned to a company : the SEVIL
SARL (French equivalent of a LLC) is
born ! Purposes of the firm : to conceive, make and distribute
levitated flywheels to store electricity.
French ministry of Research grants a 450 000 euro award at the national
Prize for innovating technology companies, this time in the «
company creation » section.
Supported by Agoranov, SEVIL
moves to a new place in the 5th district of Paris, with offices and a
technical room for experiments.
international extension of the French patent on the levitation is filed.
A 50 W.h
flywheel prototype is conceived in relation with our suppliers and our
high speed (100 000 rpm) motor/generator prototype, due to equip the
flywheels to come, is made.
signs a contract with the
European Space Agency (ESA), to study the application of SEVIL's
storing technology to satellites.