Scots university students build hydrogen-powered car for Shell eco-marathon competition

Aberdeen university's student hydrogen-powered eco-car makers
Aberdeen university’s student hydrogen-powered eco-car makers

Students at Aberdeen University are building their own hydrogen-fuelled car to compete against teams from around the world in this year’s Shell Eco-marathon.

The Shell Eco-marathon challenges students to design, build and test energy-efficient cars, pushing the boundaries of what is technically possible.  Students take their designs to the track to see which vehicle can go furthest on the least amount of fuel.

The 20-strong student team, which consists of engineering and business students, will now set to work building the car at the university’s Fraser Noble building.

Team PrototAU made it through several qualifying stages to reach the competition finals, which take place in London in July.

Lisa Rossi – the team’s chemical engineering co-ordinator –  said: “It is the first time the university has participated in the Eco-marathon, and we will build the only hydrogen-fuelled car that will be competing from a Scottish University.

.“We are currently looking for sponsorship opportunities with local companies that might help us obtain a 500W fuel cell, which is the most expensive item on our list of parts.  We’d be delighted to hear from anyone who is interested in working with us.”

12 Mar 2018

Pixie Energy

Pixie logo Pixie Energy is an incubator and a facilitator of strategic research and project work, focusing on energy regulation, policy and markets at the local and national level. Find out more about Pixie Energy here.

Local Energy Matters: Scotland

Local Energy Matters: Scotland is a free-to-download brochure with a focus on energy tariffs in the two Scottish electricity distribution regions, as well news on local energy and low-carbon schemes.

Previous editions can be download here.

Scottish energy market overview

You can read an overview of the Scottish energy market here.

Scottish Government energy feed