Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014 Winner

29 04 2014

Congratulations to this year’s CU Denver Team Archetype for winning First Place in the SEMA 2014 Prototype-Hydrogen Fuel Cell category with a best run score of 37.37 mi/kWh!

CU Denver SEMA Results
2012 – Team Mile Highdrogen: Prototype-Hydrogen Fuel Cell – N/A
2013 – Team H2 Eco Challenger: Prototype-Hydrogen Fuel Cell – 1st Place, 54.1 mi/kWh (or 87.1 km/kWh) ~1,823 MPGe*
2014 – Team Archetype: Prototype-Hydrogen Fuel Cell – 1st Place, 37.37 mi/kWh (or 60.15 km/kWh) ~1,259 MPGe*

Visit the Shell Eco-marathon Americas event page for other results.

See what other Engineering Senior Design projects that CU Denver students are working on in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

*Miles per Gallon of Gasoline Equivalent (MPGe) value is based on the EPA conversion factor where,
1 kWh = 3,412 Btu
1 gallon of gasoline = 115,000 Btu
Therefore, 1 gallon of gasoline = 33.7 kWh.


TEDxMileHigh 2013

12 06 2013

The H2 Eco Challenger hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will be showcase on June 15, 2013 at the TEDxMileHigh: Values + Instincts event (at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex).

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Spring 2013 best departmental project!

22 05 2013

[CU Newsroom Article] Engineering students create forward-thinking projects

Team H2 Eco Challenger wins $250 prize for best departmental project within the Mechanical Engineering discipline for the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Spring 2013 Senior Design Competition!

Spring Senior Design Slide Show and Results

Team H2 Eco Challenger Project Video

12 05 2013

This is the final video made for our senior design presentation.

Confluence E-zine

25 04 2013

[News Article] Confluence E-zine: CU Denver team wins Shell Eco-marathon with hydrogen-powered vehicle

CU Denver’s team won the Shell Eco-marathon in Houston April 5-7 with a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell…

Earth Day at 9NEWS

22 04 2013

[TV Broadcast] CU-Denver students design hydrogen-fueled car

Take part in Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

“Today is Earth Day! Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere are taking action in their communities and helping…”

April Team Showcase

17 04 2013

Upcoming H2 Eco Challenger team showcase:
April 19, 2013 – UCD Research and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS)
April 22, 2013 – 9News (KUSA) Studio Interview @ 6:40 a.m. and 7:10 a.m.