The last day of energy-efficient vehicles competition Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) Asia held in Sepang, Malaysia 6-9 July 2011 was marked by numerous awards achieved by the Indonesian team in the Urban category – Mesin ITS 4 received the Grand Prize Award in the internal combustion class and Cikal ITB received Grand Prize in the Urban Gasoline category.
Besides awarded as the Grand Winner, the Mesin ITS 4 which recorded the mileage of 150 km per litre using biodiesel fuel (fatty acid methyl ester/FAME), also won Alternative Diesel Award. In the meantime, Cikal ITB team with 117 km per litre was also crowned as the silver champion in the Internal Combustion Urban category.
"So glad our hard work paid off. Hopefully ITS can still maintain its position as winners in SEM Asia, "said Eko Hardianto, the team leader of the ITS Mesin 4.
Besides dominating the Urban Class, the Indonesia teams also received two out of four awards being contested in the category of On-Track (outside the circuit). Semar Proto from Gadjah Mada University (UGM) placed as the best in Technical Innovation, while the Rakata team from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) received Communication Award.
SEM Asia 2011 was participated by 94 student teams from 12 countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan, Vietnam, Iran, China, Chinese Taipei, India and Brunei Darussalam). Only 38 out of 94 teams have successfully completed the scrutineering test and able to get into the competition.
In SEM Asia 2011 which took place on July 6 to 9, Indonesia was represented by the University of Indonesia (UI), Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Polytechnic State of Pontianak (Polnep), Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and the 10th Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS).
For more information about the SEM can be found at: www.shell.com/eco-marathon.
Sri Wahyu Endah
Media Relations Manager
PT Shell Indonesia
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