Help us promote hydrogen!
We are Green Team Twente. We are the student team of the University of Twente that has built the most efficient hydrogen car in the world. This year we have the largest team ever, consisting of 27 team members (almost all full time). This makes us the largest student team of the University of Twente and Saxion Hogeschool. That is why we have decided to completely change course this year. This year will be dominated by our transition from efficiency to speed.
As Green Team Twente, we have specialized in making a highly efficient hydrogen car for the past eleven years. With this we travel to London every year to race against other universities from all over the world. during the Shell Eco Marathon (SEM). In an explanation video of our current team, we show in more detail what our team aspires to. This year's theme is the transition from efficiency to speed.
In addition to building our highly efficient hydrogen car, we will also be looking for speed with hydrogen this year. We will be the only hydrogen car to participate in Formula Student in the electric class. Our goal is to show that you can also achieve high speeds with hydrogen. Hydrogen is the answer to the growing demand for a sustainable energy carrier. We are committed to demonstrating the possibilities of hydrogen in a responsible manner.
To achieve high speeds with hydrogen, we need the following parts:• An engine that can deliver higher power.• A body with a more pointed nose, which can withstand high speeds.
In addition to the technical objectives, we also want to profile ourselves as the leading knowledge center for hydrogen in the Netherlands. It is important to create more awareness so that the energy transition to a cleaner energy can be made faster. We are already well on the way with this. Last year, with the help of our network and relations, we were able to make our own documentary: “Waterstof, Fuel of the Future”, which has the potential to be broadcast on national television.
To create more awareness for hydrogen, we will set up the following actions:• A curriculum with animations for primary and secondary school students.• A Green Team Twente Young team that will participate in the Shell Eco Marathon in 2023 with our help.
Help us achieve our goals both technically and socially and support our crowdfunding! Creating more awareness is especially important now so that the energy transition can finally start in the right way. By being a forerunner in the hydrogen world and connecting with society, we raise awareness of sustainable sources of energy and hydrogen.
Green Team Twente believes that hydrogen is the solution for our future, the sustainable future!
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Will you help Solar Boat Twente to fly?
We are Solar Boat Twente! We are a team of dedicated and enthusiastic students at the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. Solar Boat Twente promotes environmental awareness by applying renewable energy in the maritime sector.
Next year, our multidisciplinary team will focus on developing a modular boat. We will use Echo, the boat of team 2020 - 2021, as the base for our new developments. The goal of this year is to build a stable flying boat and also to establish a basis for the next team. As a team we are entrepreneurial, interested in technology, innovative, environmentally conscious, competitive and support each other where necessary to develop a reliable solar boat that can fly above the water. By pushing the boundaries of technological innovations together with our partners, we have a beautiful challenge: to design and build the boat of tomorrow.
In 2022, we will participate in the Solar Sport One Challenge, the NK in Akkrum and the World Championship in Monaco, provided that the corona measures allow it at that time. As competitive as we are, safety remains our number one priority.
As the fifth Solar Boat Twente team, we want to improve the technical foundation for future teams. Therefore, this year we are working on modular designs for new components. The propulsion system and hydrofoils allow our boat to fly above the water. Using hydrofoils with a similar shape to airplane wings, at a certain speed the hull gets pushed out of the water, making it look like the boat is flying. By flying, we reduce the resistance of water, so we use less energy, or in other words, use our energy more efficiently!
This year, we will make a new powertrain. We are doing this because our current powertrains casing is not watertight. We are opting for a completely new design this year, where we will put the motor inside the boat. This way we can choose a different kind of motor that can deliver more power. To be able to pay for a part of the strut and engine we need your help!
Help us make this possible and support us with this crowdfunding campaign! Each contribution helps us further and so we can make our boat fly over the water!