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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 06/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) GUtech will join over 500 universities and schools in more than 40 countries to take part in Shell's Eco-marathon Challenge scheduled to take place in Manila, Philippines, in 2015.

Participating institutions from the Middle East include those from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, the UAE, Lebanon and Iraq.

Shell will provide GUtech with seed money to help the university build an ultra fuel efficient vehicle for the competition. Chris Breeze, Shell's Country Chairman Oman, signed an agreement with Professor Michael Modigell, rector of GUtech, at the university's campus on Monday. The agreement will help the university in its efforts to compete in the competition.

The event included a presentation from the university's eco-marathon team and a tour of GUtech's workshop.

Vehicles in the eco-marathon race can use any conventionally available source of energy including diesel, gasoline and gas-to-liquids (GTL), as well as alternative fuels such as hydrogen, ethanol, solar and battery-powered energy.

Speaking on the occasion, Breeze said, ''The purpose of Shell's Eco-marathon competition is to bring together today's leaders and future innovators, along with people who are passionate about energy issues. Shell is committed to helpinthe world meet its growing energy needs in a responsible way and, by participating in this race, GUTech is helping us do exactly that.''

Addressing GUtech's team, he said, ''Your journey in the lead up to the event, and your journey on the track itself, will not be easy. A project like this requires teamwork, resilience, and compromise. I urge you to stick together, to listen to each other, and to pull your own weight.''

Professor Modigell said, ''To attend the eco-marathon is a big challenge for our students and the aims of the competition fit perfectly into the philosophy of GUtech's educational principles. The students will apply their knowledge to create new and better solutions. Beside the technical issues the students have, for example, to deal with project-management and to learn about teamwork.''

The aim of the Shell Eco-marathon programme is to encourage students to develop innovative vehicles that support fuel-efficiency and the future of transportation.

Currently, the world's leading teams compete the 15km competition distance on a teaspoon of fuel. The current record for a gasoline prototype vehicle, the same model that GUtech's team hopes to build, stands at 3,771km/lt which can easily cover the journey from Muscat to Athens, Greece. 


 


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