UP wins 2nd place in Shell Eco-marathon in Singapore

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties The eight students from UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute, led by King Marc Dimapilis on electronics and Johann Kenneth Alcantara on mechanics, bagged a prize of $2,000 (P100,400).Team “Dagisik,” a Filipino term for electron, also emerged as champions in the same category during the local version of the Shell Eco-marathon held in Pampanga last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnCONTRIBUTED PHOTO / Joseph Nair for ShellFifteen teams from 11 Philippine engineering schools competed against 109 teams from 19 other Asia-Pacific countries in this year’s Eco-marathon Asia, which gathered students to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient vehicles.Each team must build one of two types of energy-efficient cars: the prototype, a futuristic and highly aerodynamic vehicle; or UrbanConcept, a highly economical and innovative vehicle that resembles present cars. Teams must aim for the highest mileage with the least amount of energy used. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely La Salle posts 3rd straight win, beats struggling UP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards LATEST STORIES MOST READcenter_img Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media The entries competed in three different categories based on selected energy source: internal combustion energy (gasoline, diesel, ethanol, gas to liquid fuel from natural gas or compressed natural gas); hydrogen fuel cell; and battery electric power.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / Joseph Nair for ShellTeam Dagisik UP of the University of the Philippines-Diliman won 2nd place in the UrbanConcept battery electric category in the recently concluded Shell Eco-marathon Asia in Singapore.Dagisik’s energy-efficient vehicle posted a mileage result of 107 km/kWh, a point lower from that of Vietnam’s Lac Hong University which had the best record of 108 km/kWh. Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember of Indonesia placed third with a result of 100 km/kWh.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more