Team Semeru, Indonesia

Shortlisted for Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Asia Award

Semeru Team have faced numerous obstacles in their Shell Eco-marathon journey. After a robbery at their university where tools and other items were taken, the team decided to take action and created a night patrol schedule to guard the equipment at their university.

Financial problems have also been a major obstacle in the past, meaning the team were unable to take part in Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2018 due to a lack of funding.

However, this year they built a successful sponsorship package with help from their lecturers and alumni. This allowed them to give back to their university and utilised their skills to create MOLIS, an electric car used to transport guests around the university campus.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the team also produced face shields via 3D printing and donated them to COVID-19 healthcare workers.

Finally, they set up a collaboration to share their knowledge and experience with 'Bengkel Rotari’, a team who are preparing to come back to Shell Eco-marathon after some time away.

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Winning teams

Americas
Team Taq Balam, GuatemalaTeam Taq Balam, Guatemala, The students put their skills into practice to help combat COVID-19; including a being part of their University’s effort to create a mechanical ventilator and transform bioethanol from their prototype vehicle into hand sanitizer which they donated to a nursing home.
Europe
Team Unilag, NigeriaTeam Unilag, Nigeria, In the face of adversity, the team revised their strategy and set up an online hub to help inspire young people in their community and to help address the energy problems of Nigeria.
Asia
Team Apatte 62, IndonesiaTeam Apatte 62, Indonesia, Along with the Task Force of Universitas Brawijaya, the team developed a remote-control robot that can help cleanse surrounding areas by emitting UV rays to help reduce the risk of contamination from viruses such as COVID-19.
Europe
Team TIM UPS INSA, France.Team TIM UPS INSA, France, The students created an ‘open source Shell Eco-marathon prototype’ complete with software, written plans and step-by-step tutorials to support other teams design their own low-cost electric prototype vehicle for future track events.

Shortlisted teams

Americas
Team Kiri Fan, ArgentinaTeam Kiri Fan, Argentina, Together with the State and Volkswagen, team members created and distributed 1,000 face shields to assist Argentina’s healthcare service.
Americas
Drop Team, BrazilDrop Team, Brazil, The team adapted their 3D printers and other equipment originally used to develop parts of their prototype vehicle to produce face shields which they distributed to the local community.
Americas
Team Bearcat Motorsports, USATeam Bearcat Motorsports, USA, When a devastating F3 tornado hit their town Ruston, Louisiana and left their 3,000 square-foot workshop in ruins, this team selflessly stepped up to support their local community in the clean-up.
Europe
Eco-Runner Team Delft, The NetherlandsEco-Runner Team Delft, The Netherlands, Embodying the spirit of collaboration, Eco-Runner Team Delft partnered with KON, a team in Lima, Peru to form an advisory board to share their knowledge and support this team starting on out on their Shell Eco-marathon journey.
Asia
ITS Team Sapuangin, IndonesiaITS Team Sapuangin, Indonesia, The team put their skills to good use and developed initiatives to improve air circulation quality on public transport and conducted research into automatic virus sterilization in urban vehicles.
The Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award

The Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award

This award celebrates what makes Shell Eco-marathon so special: the desire to come together to overcome barriers to progress. The Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award showcases the spirit of collaboration, empathy, finding solutions and using skills and talents for the good. To watch the ceremony to see how we honoured the shortlisted teams and announced the winners, click here.

Watch the Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award Ceremony
The Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Stories

The Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Stories

Beyond the track and technical elements of the competition there are the people, our student teams who are the heart and soul of Shell Eco-marathon. To honour their passion, determination and true spirit, their real life stories have been captured in their own words. To watch the film of the shortlisted teams and find out more on their incredible stories, click here.

Watch the Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Stories Film