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Shell Eco-Marathon to be held in London in 2016 and Shell Springboard SME innovations competition opens next month

Wed 30 July 2014 | Back to news list

Shell was delighted to introduce Shell Eco-marathon to the UK audience at this year’s LowCVP Annual Conference. The contest, started in France, in 1985, has grown to three events a year in Asia, Europe and the Americas. The competition challenges some 5,000 students from fifty countries to design, build and test ultra -efficient vehicles. Cars can be powered by one type of fuel: conventional petrol and diesel; biofuels; gas-to-liquid; hydrogen; or electricity and the winners are the teams that go the furthest using the least amount of energy.

Ian Budd, Shell UK Downstream Communications Advisor said “From 2016, Shell is delighted to be bringing Shell Eco-marathon to the streets of London to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists”. To learn more about the event please visit shell.com/ecomarathon.

Shell Spingboard is also helping to foster the next big idea in low-carbon technology from UK-based SMEs. Each year, innovative companies are awarded funding to help scale up their products and services. Since the programme was launched in 2005 it has awarded approximately £3 million of funding to 80 dynamic low-carbon SMEs. “The technological innovations of low-carbon entrepreneurs are delivering dramatic growth for the UK economy, as well as being key to meeting the rising demand for energy while reducing carbon emissions”.  Entries for the 2015 Shell Springboard cycle will open in September 2014. To receive the latest news or sign up to the newsletter please visit shellspringboard.org.



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