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Shell Eco-marathon is a unique competition that challenges students around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. With three annual events in Asia, Americas and Europe, student teams take to the track to see who goes further on the least amount of fuel.
After a year of preparation, bright young engineers have just a few days to battle it out in urban circuits, driving self-built cars for supreme energy efficiency.
Linde´s Engagement at the Shell Eco-marathon
Linde is the official sponsor and technology expert for hydrogen at the Shell Eco-marathon. Linde supports the event by supplying hydrogen and technical support to the teams who use fuel cell power units for their competition vehicles. As a global partner, Linde adds considerable value to the event, particularly with regard to innovation, technology, sustainability, mobility and tackling future energy challenges.
Corporate Responsibility is a vital part of The Linde Group’s business strategy. Linde’s products play a key role to tackle major global challenges associated with a growing world population relying on limited natural resources. The company is an innovation leader in the green production and enablement of hydrogen-as-fuel which will play a sizeable role in tomorrow’s mobility concepts.
As the world’s largest manufacturer of hydrogen plants, Linde is the technology leader for hydrogen solutions – production, storage and distribution to dispenser manufacturing, fuelling stations and infrastructures for fleet applications.
Hydrogen is seen as the most promising alternative energy carrier, opening up sustainable mobility choices in our everyday lives. Together with partners from industry, politics and research institutions, Linde works at the forefront to help this technology break through.
So far, Linde has equipped around 150 fuelling stations in more than 15 countries with innovative hydrogen refuelling technology. Furthermore, Linde is exploring new ways of producing renewable, zero-carbon hydrogen, using wind, for example.
Linde’s engagement in the Shell Eco-marathon does not only underline Linde's commitment to clean energy, it also dovetails with the Corporate Responsibility strategy, which consists of the three elements economic, social and ecological responsibility.