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Shell Eco-marathon celebrates 30th anniversary by sounding gong

From 21 to 24 May 2015, Ahoy Rotterdam will host an event to showcase technology: Shell Eco-marathon, one of the world’s most challenging student competitions in innovation, technology and sustainability. The nail-biting contest between 220 student teams is all about who can drive the longest distance with a self-constructed vehicle on one litre of fuel. This year’s edition marks the 30th anniversary of the event. As in previous years, the contest will coincide with the Powering Progress Together (PPT) forum and the Shell Energy Lab.

On 21 May, there will be a discussion entitled ‘The Technology Factor’ between representatives from the business community, education and government and, last but not least, young people themselves about the vital importance of education in technology for the future of the Netherlands. At the Shell Energy Lab (21-24 May) over 40,000 children aged 6 to 13 will together with their teacher or parents discover how diverse and exciting science and technology can be.

Students of team H2A of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences sound the gong at the Amsterdam exchange. The team won in the prototype hydrogen category in 2014.

For more information: www.shell.nl/ecomarathon

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