SHELL Eco-Marathon Asia 2010: Go Team Philippines!
This coming July 2010, the Philippines will send three teams to participate in a unique competition that is not based on speed but about breaking the boundaries of fuel efficiency, the Shell Eco-Marathon.
The competition is first in Asia and will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For over 25-years, SEM was held in Europe and recently in the Americas.
The Philippine entries will be coming from Don Bosco Technical College, Mapua Institute of Technology and the University of Santo Tomas. These three teams will be the very first Philippine Teams to take part in Shell Eco-marathon and will compete against 104 teams from other Asian countries.
All three Philippine teams are entering the Prototypes Category. During the launch event at National Sports Grill, the students excitedly unveiled their design blueprints showcasing their technology, creativity and innovation.
“The Shell Eco-marathon is a platform for students to let their imaginations run wild. The concept is simple:to design and build from scratch, a vehicle that travels the farthest distance using the least amount of energy. It is Shell’s contribution in encouraging the creativity and passion of the youth to help meet the energy challenge,” Roberto Kanapi, PSPC Vice President for Communications said.
The Shell Eco-marathon Asia grand prize of US$1,500 will be awarded to teams in both the Prototype and Urban Concept categories for the vehicles that travel the farthest distance using the least amount of energy. There will also be off-track awards for safety, technical innovation, design and communications and marketing.
Don Bosco Technical College: Don Bosco’s “Team Grigio“, is represented by Mark Lester Arrieta (Team Leader), Angelo Blanco, Derrick Ferdinand Figeuroa, Mark-Liwell Lontoc, Omega John Ruiz, Armin Lexter Tan, Edmun Angeles, Jason de Guzman, John Elvin Jimena, Janus Magat, Geraldo Sadian, Primo Eduardo Diaz, Patrick Crespo, Ivan Patrick Puno, and Erica Vicera.
University of Sto. Tomas: The “UST Engineering Eco-Marathon Team” is lead by tim Mervin Pasoquen Orille (Team Leader), together with Rizfer John Azares Cruz, Richard Ching Lao, Ricardo Martin Camara, Audric Colbert Lao, Keith Russel Pilares See, Marion Andrew San Pedro, Edwin John Perey, Jarome Lopez, Kristoffer Lara, Renz Austin Cruz, Jan Carlo Belen, Carlos Colmenares, Lorenzo Anton Bautista, Waldo Froy Rodriguez, Richard Go and Candice Marjory Sy.
Mapua Institute of Technology: Mapua’s “Team Atalanta” is composed of Jericho Paolo Rivera (Team Leader), Kenneth John Caraig, Willord Garcia, Jeferson Nanao, Charles Edward Alviar, Albert Jarwin Cudal, Karl Anthony Co and Richard Saul Turalba.
About Shell Eco-marathon:
The Shell Eco-marathon is a competition that challenges students around the world to design and build a vehicle from scratch. It began in 1939 at a Shell research laboratory in the United States as a friendly wager between scientists to see who could get the best miles per gallon from their vehicles. From there, it has evolved and moved to Europe where it has attracted thousands of budding engineers and scientists.
Shell Eco-marathon has been running as an organized competition in its current form in France in 1985.
The principle of the Shell Eco-marathon is simple: to design and build the world’s most fuel-efficient vehicle with the fewest emissions. Either conventional fuels (such as diesel, gasoline and LPG), or alternative fuels (such as solar, electric, hydrogen, bio-fuels and GTL) can be used to power the vehicles.
The goal of the project is not to break speed records or be the first to finish; it is to consume as little fuel as possible over a set distance.
For more details about Shel Eco-Marathon, you can visit: www.shell.com/eco-marathon or email email@example.com.