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Shell Eco-marathon Asia kicks off, over 120 student teams from 18 countries take part

Shell Eco-marathon Asia kicks off, more than 120 student teams from 18 nations take component

Headlining the festival is Shell Eco-marathon Asia, exactly where more than 120 student teams from 18 nations across Asia Pacific and the Middle East will place their self-constructed power-effective automobiles to the test. One of the world’s longest-operating student competitions, Shell Eco-marathon is a worldwide programme that challenges vibrant student minds to style and develop ultra-power-effective automobiles, and then place them to the test in competitors.Returning to Singapore for a second year, the public festival will be a platform for conversation, collaboration and innovation about the worldwide power challenge: how to produce a lot more power, whilst creating much less emissions.

GUtech Megalodon is the only participanting team from Oman right after SQU team pulled out of the race. On Thurday, Megalodon was eagerly waiting to pass the inspection test prior to going the actual racing track. Dr Emmanouil Bouzakis, assistant professor, Department of Engineering at GUtech and the supervisor of Megalodon team, told Muscat Daily that his team is effectively ready. “My team is well prepared and looking forward to pass the inspection test which is vital before the race. The students are anxious to take part. It all depends on the inspection test of the car. We hope for the best,” he said.GUtech Megalodon Student Team Leader Neeraj Krishnan, seen with his team members working on final touches on the car at their booth, said,” All seem tobe good. We are worried but confiden to pass the inspection test.”Passing the technical inspection is a major part of the race. Many participants don’t even get a chance to enter the race because they can’t pass the strict requirements such as weight, materials used and assembly process.Make the Future Singapore returns for a second year, showcasing bright ideas and innovations that address the global energy challenge as part of a four-day free access festival.“Energy is a vital hidden ingredient in almost every economy, and cities are the biggest users of energy. Occupying less than two per cent of the world’s landmass, and hosting more than half of the world’s population, cities account for more than 60 per cent of global energy use today and this number is estimated to rise to 80 per cent by 2040. Fundamental changes need to happen across the global economy, especially in power, transport, buildings and industry which produce significant carbon dioxide emissions,” stated Ms. Goh Swee Chen, Vice President, City Solutions – New Energies and Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore.At Make the Future Singapore, virtual reality and hands-on experiences will take guests on a journey to discover vibrant suggestions from about Asia, see what is taking place now to energy our globe and get a glimpse of what the future of power may well appear like. They will be in a position to learn what it really is like to produce electrical power by dancing, play interactive games, develop and race mini saltwater automobiles, and meet young scientists and power begin-ups. 

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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