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Published on March 3rd, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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SHELL ECO-MARATHON ASIA 2015

2015 Shell Eco-marathon Day One

Malaysian student teams did the country proud again by bagging three awards at Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2015 yesterday. This year’s winners bested over 120 student teams from 17 countries across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa – including new entrants from Australia, Bangladesh, Oman and Saudi Arabia. They were amongst the students from Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa who conquered the streets of Luneta Park, Manila to set five new mileage records at Shell Eco-marathon Asia.

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Team UiTM Eco-Sprint from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam Malaysia bettered their own winning result last year to champion the Prototype Hydrogen Fuel Cell category with a record mileage of 315 km/m3. The design of their winning entry, SperMotive-3, was inspired by MH370 and MH17 and dedicated it as a tribute to the families, friends and victims of the tragedies.  Team Eco-Voyager from University of Malaya came in second place in the same category with a record mileage of 216.0km/m3.

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Another UiTM team, UiTM Eco-Planet has maintained their victory in the UrbanConcept Hydrogen Fuel Cell category with a record of 105.8km/m3, beating student teams from 17 other countries.

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Teams submitted vehicle entries in either the UrbanConcept or Prototype category in any of the seven different energy types. Results are measured on who can drive the furthest on the equivalent of 1 kWh of electricity, 1 m3 of hydrogen or 1 litre of fuel.

“I’m proud to see more teams and nations than ever joining the Shell Eco-marathon family this year. It’s very impressive that new starters from countries like Australia, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bangladesh have made successful runs and recorded results in their first year, and I look forward to welcoming more newcomers in the next edition,” said Norman Koch, Shell Eco-marathon Technical Director.

Six Off-Track Awards Presented to Outstanding Student Teams

In addition to the 10 On-Track awards, teams also competed for six Off-Track Awards that tested their technical and creative skills, as well as their approach to safety and sustainability. A panel of experts from various fields judged the students on a variety of categories that covered Safety, Communications, Technical Innovation, Vehicle Design, Perseverance and Spirit of the Event and Tribology.

“Shell Eco-marathon is about inspiring the youth to come up with solutions for the future. It is one of the world’s most innovative and challenging student competitions that inspires bright young minds and future engineers to look at smarter mobility and explore new types of sustainable fuel,” said Leigh Wong, Head of Media Relations and Issues Management, Corporate Affairs, Shell Malaysia Limited.

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Overview of Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2015 winners

Prototype Category

Shell FuelSave Gasoline

RankTeam nameCountrySchool NameFuel typeBest attempt

(km/l)

1ATE.1ThailandKong Thabbok Upatham Changkol Kho So Tho Bo SchoolGasoline1,490.2km/l
2CKD – MIN10VietnamUniversity of Technical Education Ho Chi Minh CityGasoline568.0km/l
3Batavia Generation TeamIndonesiaUniversitas Negeri JakartaGasoline485.4km/l

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Shell FuelSave Diesel

RankTeam nameCountrySchool NameFuel typeBest attempt (km/l)
1Clean Diesel TeamJapanHyogo Prefectural Tajima Technical InstituteDiesel1245.2km/l
2PanjaThailandPanjavidhya Technological CollegeDiesel530.7km/l
3WithOut LimitsUnited Arab EmiratesHigher Colleges of Technology, Ruwals (RUC)Diesel175.4km/l

Alternative Fuel

RankTeam nameCountrySchool NameFuel typeBest attempt

     (km/l)

1VirginThailandSakonnakhon Technical CollegeEthanol1572.0km/l
2Luk Jao Mae Khlong PrapaThailandDhurakij Pubdit UniversityEthanol458.8km/l
3Deakin PrototypeAustraliaDeakin UniversityEthanol281.1km/l

 

Battery Electric

RankTeam nameCountrySchool NameFuel typeBest attempt

(km/kWh)

1NSTRU Eco-RacingThailandNakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat UniversityBattery Electric451.3km/kWh
2Ratanakosin Technological collegeThailandRattanakosin Technological CollegeBattery Electric368.7km/kWh
3EcoTravellerSingaporeInstitute of Technical Education (ITE)Battery Electric324.5km/kWh

 

Hydrogen Fuel Cell

RankTeam nameCountrySchool NameFuel typeBest attempt (km/m3)
1UiTM Eco-SprintMalaysiaUniversiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah AlamHydrogen315.6km/m3
2Eco-VoyagerMalaysiaUniversity of MalayaHydrogen216.0km/m3
3GenNext PejuangBruneiUniversiti Brunei DarussalamHydrogen186.8km/m3

UrbanConcept Category

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Shell FuelSave Gasoline

RankTeam nameCountrySchool NameFuel typeBest attempt

(km/l)

1DLSU Eco Car Team – I.C.E.PhilippinesDe La Salle UniversityGasoline126.6km/l
2Donmuang Technical collegeThailandDonmuang Technical CollegeGasoline76.9km/l
3InnovaPakistanPakistan Institute Of Engineering and Applied SciencesGasoline58.1km/l

Shell FuelSave Diesel

RankTeam nameCountrySchool NameFuel typeBest attempt

(km/l)

1ITS Team 2IndonesiaInstitut Teknologi Sepuluh NopemberDiesel152.7km/l
2Cikal DieselIndonesiaInstitut Teknologi BandungDiesel136.9km/l
3Bengawan Team 2IndonesiaSebelas Maret UniversityDiesel99.2km/l

Alternative Fuel

RankTeam nameCountrySchool NameFuel typeBest attempt

(km/l)

1LH – GOLD ENERGYVietnamLac Hong UniversityEthanol164.4km/l
2Horas MesinIndonesiaUniversity of Sumatera UtaraEthanol134.7km/l
3IST AKPRIND 1IndonesiaInstitut Sains & Teknologi AKPRINDEthanol89.0km/l

Battery Electric

RankTeam nameCountrySchool NameFuel typeBest attempt

(km/kWh)

1Team UPPhilippinesUniversity of the Philippines – DilimanBattery Electric40.5km/kWh

Hydrogen Fuel Cell

RankTeam nameCountrySchool NameFuel typeBest attempt

(km/m3)

1UiTM Eco PlanetMalaysiaUniversiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah AlamHydrogen105.8km/m3

Off-Track Awards Winners:

Communications

Anubis, Team CUT Eco-Racing UC

Cairo University Faculty of Engineering, Egypt

Vehicle Design

CD04-evo, Clean Diesel Team

Hyogo Prefectural Tajima Technical Institute, Japan

Technical Innovation

Nanyang Venture IX, Team Nanyang E Drive

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Perseverance and Spirit of the Event

Team Alfaisal

Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia

Safety

Nanyang Venture IX, Team Nanyang E Drive

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Goodyear eagle 650x85(DSF)

Shell Helix Tribology

Symmetry V3.0, Team TIP Mileage Proto

Technological Institute of the Philippines

The team also thought about lubricants in all parts of the engine. They incorporated a chain drive lubricated with a brush type oil dispenser with an automatic timer that also kept the chain clean. Lastly, they looked at the impact of different materials and used wheel bearings with a plastic retainer to improve energy efficiency.

Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2015 is held in partnership with the Philippine Government, especially the Department of Tourism, Department of Energy and the City of Manila. Its global Partners include HP (Official Global Information Technology (IT) Partner), Michelin (Official Global Paddock Partner and Tyre Supplier), The Linde Group (Official Global Paddock Partner) and Southwest Research Institute (Official Global Paddock Partner). Local private sector partners are Unilever Philippines, Solane, Coca-Cola, Globe and Hyundai.

For more information on all Shell Eco-marathon events across the globe, including official rules, instructions for registration and details on prizes, please visit the Shell Eco-marathon website at www.shell.com/ecomarathon.


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