24 May 2019

Kiwa partners up with Eco-Runner Team Delft

As hydrogen experts we are always enthusiastic about new innovative hydrogen projects. Kiwa sees the Eco-Runner team of the Delft university as a good example of the possibilities hydrogen offers for a sustainable future.

The Eco-Runner Team Delft consists of 25 students of the university of technology Delft. To build the world’s most efficient hydrogen powered car they are a multidisciplinary team with students from all faculties of the university. Every year a new series of full and part timers join the team to keep increasing the efficiency of the vehicle. This year the team is working on the Eco-Runner 9 and are aiming for the title of the Shell Eco-marathon 2019.

Shell Eco-Marathon

The Shell Eco-marathon is an international event, for science, technology, engineering and maths students to design and build ultra-energy-efficient cars, and then take them out on the track in competition. Every team gets one kilowatt of a self chosen fuel (e.g. hydrogen or electricity) and challenge them to drive the longest distance. This year the Eco-Marathon will be held in London from the 2nd to the 5th of July.

Dutch edition

Yesterday the Eco-Runner team was present at the Dutch Shell Eco-Marathon in Oss. During the event they tested and optimized their vehicle and it was a perfect occasion for their drivers to get some extra practice as well. As a proud partner Kiwa was present during the 4 day event.

The future is hydrogen!

A future in which sustainable energy dominates; that sounds good right? Therefore it is Kiwa’s mission to contribute to hydrogen powered mobility systems and inform the public about the use of it. The Eco-Runner project of the TU Delft seamlessly fits into this mission and therefore Kiwa is a proud partner of this team of enthusiastic students.

Kiwa and Hydrogen

Kiwa is leading the facilitation of the international acceptance of hydrogen as an energy sector. With an extensive hydrogen test laboratory (one of the only of its kind in Europe), and expert hydrogen certification and consultancy teams, Kiwa has a unique standpoint when it comes to hydrogen. Curious in what we can do for you? Check our hydrogen webpage.