Danish hydrogen car wins class at Shell Eco Marathon  

2006.05.24
A hydrogen car, DTU Dynamo, developed by students at the Technical University of Denmark won the Urban Concept class at the weekend's 2006 Shell Eco Marathon

A hydrogen car, DTU Dynamo, developed by students at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) won the Urban Concept class at the weekend's 2006 Shell Eco Marathon, a competition in fuel economy and energy efficiency held every year in Nogaro, France. The DTU students, Team Roadrunners, broke their own unofficial world record from last year with DTU Dynamo, by covering 810 kilometres on one litre of petrol. The team competed with teams from more than 200 universities from around the globe.

DTU Dynamo is a prototype of a small city car for one person running on pressurised hydrogen, and is based on fuel cells and an electric engine.

DTU Innovator, the second car entered by Team Roadrunners, failed to get round the circuit in time due to mechanical problems, but it earned some respect since its engine of just 0.05 litre capacity is the world's smallest for passenger transport. DTU Innovator runs on dimethyl ether, a soot-free diesel fuel.

Jesper Schramm, senior lecturer at DTU says: "We are very proud of the result. Unfortunately DTU Innovator didn't get round the track inside the time frame because of mechanical problems with the chain, but the entire experience of seeing the students' will to win being realized through the victory of DTU Dynamo was amazing." The news was reported by professional journal Ingeniøren (The Engineer).

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