Engineering Students Goes to Shell Eco Marathon Asia at Mandalika Circuit
The Apatte Elang Perkasa team from Brawijaya University will send two teams to the international scale energy-efficient car competition, Shell Eco-marathon 2022, which will be held on 11-15 October 2022 at Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, West Nusa Tenggara.
Today, September 20, 2022, a hearing has been held between UB’s leadership and SHELL. Present to represent Shell Indonesia were Susi Hutapea (Deputy Country Chair and Vice President of Corporate Relations for Shell Indonesia) and Edit Wahyuningtyas (Corporate Communications Advisor).
UB leaders who attended the hearing this morning, among others, Prof. Widodo, S.Si., M.Si., Ph.D.Med.Sc. (UB Chancellor), Prof. Ir. Hadi Suyono, S.T., MT., Ph.D., IPU., ASEAN Eng. (Dean of FTUB), Dr.Eng. Ir. Herry Santosa, S.T., M.T., IPM. (WD for Student Affairs, Alumni, and Student Entrepreneurship) and expert staff, Dr. Purnami, S.T., M.T. (Head of Mechanical Engineering), Advisory Lecturer consisting of Dr.Eng. Ir. Denny Widhiyanuriyawan, S.T., M.T. and Waru Djuriatno, S.T., M.T., and the entire Apatte Elang Perkasa Team.
The delegation of the Universitas Brawijaya student team will make new history by presenting the Anagata FCV hydrogen prototype car that they created. The Anagata FCV car was developed using hydrogen fuel which is expected to be the future fuel.
“We have been looking forward to the Shell Eco-marathon 2022, to demonstrate our commitment to innovation in creating energy-efficient cars. In this competition, we will include a car from our latest research, namely a hydrogen fuel-cell prototype,” said Heaven Josiah Harvan, Team Manager of Apatte Elang Perkasa 2.
Furthermore, the Apatte Elang Perkasa 2 Team, which will compete in the prototype category, is also developing technology that prioritizes sustainability aspects in vehicle design and spare parts. In addition, they also use a carbon fiber chassis with a vehicle weight of 54 kilograms.
“We strive to be part of a cleaner energy future in Indonesia and the world and take concrete actions in an effort to reduce the impact of global warming through our vehicle technology innovations. Even though this will be our first time competing in this class, we will try our best to put on our best performance,” added Heaven.
On the occasion of visiting the Apatte Team Workshop, Susi Hutapea expressed her appreciation for the development of the Apatte Elang Perkasa team.
“We are proud and inspired by the development of the participating teams in the Shell Eco-marathon this year, including the Apatte Team, which also carries hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles. We hope that various innovations created by students participating in the Shell Eco-marathon can be a solution for future mobility that is more energy efficient and low in emissions,” he said.
In the Urban Concept category, the Apatte Elang Perkasa 1 Team will send a vehicle called the Marsela EV. This vehicle is powered by an electric battery using a Lithium Ion battery and an aluminum chassis. Meanwhile, based on the best test drive results at the previous Shell Eco-marathon Asia, the Marsela EV vehicle was able to record a record of up to 149.49 km/Kwh.
The Shell Eco-marathon 2022 is one of Shell’s forms of support to encourage cleaner energy use in the future. This competition challenges participants to design and build an energy-efficient vehicle that can cover the longest distance with the most efficient use of fuel.
As the name suggests, Ready Fast and Right, APATTE is expected to achieve its best results at the Mandalika circuit later. Besides the Anagata FCV Car, another history was also made on the Shell Eco-Marathon circuit, the presence of a female driver in this competition, Natalia Clerin, a 2019 Mechanical Engineering student.
Good luck APATTE Team!!
Ready Fast Right!!
We’re rooting for you!!
Together We Do The Best!!