Mole Solutions is currently developing cost-effective, safe and environmentally friendly underground freight pipelines for solid cargoes. The system is designed to integrate with existing supply chains and transfer some of the high volume of products that travel by road into capsules running in pipelines laid beside or under existing and planned transport infrastructure.
We have designed, built and commissioned Phase I of a demonstrator system that illustrates the driverless, controlled transportation of loaded freight capsules, designed for bulk products. This offers mining, aggregates and biomass companies major cost, safety, operational and environmental benefits. We plan to develop Phase II of the demonstrator to incorporate automated loading-unloading and a complete oval track in order to validate the energy and maintenance costs.