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DLSU Eco Car Team places 1st in Shell Eco-Marathon Challenger Philippines

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In the recently concluded Shell Eco Marathon Philippines, held last February 2-5, 2017 at Mabalacat, Pampanga, the DLSU Eco Car Team placed first in the Urban Concept Gasoline category.

A total of 26 teams composed of 260 Filipino engineering students from 17 educational institutions all over converged at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga to take part in the first-ever Shell Eco-marathon Challenger Philippines.

A version of the Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) Asia, the renowned global competition challenges student-teams to design and build innovative and energy-efficient cars of the future.

For the competition, the students will be utilizing an energy mix that includes biofuels such as ethanol, to technologies such as compressed natural gas and gas-to-liquids (GTL) apart from conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.eco3

Shell Eco-marathon is one of the advocacy projects that global energy and gas technology leader Shell drives its future energy visions of powering growth more sustainably by promoting innovation, energy efficiency, and upholding smarter mobility through smarter products, smarter use, and smarter infrastructure. The company also diversifies the energy mix by pioneering cleaner-burning energy resources such as natural gas.

With SEM Asia competition as the highlight of Make the Future festivities, visitors will also experience the ideas, contribute their own, and join the journey to an energy-efficient, low-carbon future. eco4

Through virtual reality and hands-on experiential zones, visitors will be able to explore what is happening now and what the future of energy might look like, from renewable energy to natural gas and low-carbon technologies. Visitors can also learn of the various innovations from across Asia and participate in interactive zones about the future of energy, mobility, and innovation by Shell and its partners.

Winners of the local Shell Eco-marathon competitions will be supported by Shell in their entry to the regional tilt. To know more about the event, check out www.shell.com/ecomarathon.

DLSU unveils new eco cars for the 2014 Shell Eco Marathon Asia

Manila, Philippines — The De La Salle University Eco Car Team unveiled new additions to its fleet of award-winning eco cars, the Archer and Delta, this January 7, 2014 at the Cory Aquino Democratic Space of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall. The eco-friendly vehicles will be competing in this year’s Shell Eco Marathon Asia (SEM Asia), which began last January 6 and will end on January 9.

Br. Ricky Laguda, FSC, DLSU President; Dr. Efren Dela Cruz, Vice Dean of the Gokongwei College of Engineering; Ms. Fritzie Ian De Vera, Dean of Student Affairs; Mr. Lyndon Lumain, Pilipinas Shell Industry Lubricants Business Manager; and the whole DLSU Eco Car Team welcomed the arrival of the Archer and Delta. The teams responsible for the construction of the eco cars as well as the sponsors were recognized in a short ceremony. Research projects, such as the eco cars, further the university’s advocacy to nurture young innovators and create environment-friendly technologies for nation building.

The DLSU Eco Car Team with Lyndon Lumain, Pilipinas Shell Industry Lubricants Business Manager (seated, leftmost) and DLSU administrators and faculty

 

The Archer, which has a maximum speed of 50 kph, is set to compete in the Urban Concept – Battery (+ Solar) Category of the SEM Asia.  The Delta also has a maximum speed of 50 kph. It is slated to compete in the Urban Concept- Gasoline Category of the competition. It is the newest addition to the pantheon of DLSU eco cars.

 

DLSU Eco Car Team members with The Archer

DLSU Eco Car Team members with The Delta

The Archer and Delta’s predecessors garnered accolades in the previous competitions of the Shell Eco Marathon Asia. The DLSU100 is known as the first battery-electric prototype vehicle in the country and placed 5th in 2011. DLSU101 landed in the 7th place of the race and bagged the Technical Innovation Award due to its smart cruise control function, battery management system and advanced telemetry system. Morris Papio, manager of the DLSU Eco Car Team, says, “Our goal is to squeeze the efficiency out of our vehicles through innovation. We want to show that it is in fact possible to get from point A to point B consuming only a small amount of energy.”

 

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