​Shell Eco-Marathon Rides Into Motor City in 2015

​Shell Eco-Marathon Rides Into Motor City in 2015

by Antonio Pasolini
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:00am



Can you imagine a vehicle that can achieve 3,000 miles on a gallon of fuel? Sounds far-fetched, right? But that’s the kind of stuff that the bright minds that answer Shell’s call to its Eco-Marathon may come up with, an event that has been going on for 30 years as a catalyst of energy-efficiency solutions.

And it’s not only fossil fuels that the contestants try to make more efficient. Research teams are challenged to come up with energy efficiency engines based on renewable energy types as well, including hydrogen, electricity, gasoline, diesel, biofuel, natural gas (GLT) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

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Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He edits Energyrefuge.com, a top web destination for news and comment on renewable energy, and contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore.