A team of pupils from the Delhi Technological University (DTU) has been crowned champion of Shell’s Pitch the Future competition, a series of competitions that bring together student teams from all over the world to tackle real-world energy challenges.
The series is part of a new Virtual League Shell has introduced as part of its iconic global Shell Eco-marathon program. The team, which comprises students from a range of disciplines, won the Decarbonising Road Freight Transport challenge, supported by Shell Lubricants.
For the challenge, the DTU team had to develop an innovative concept that helps decarbonize road freight transport without compromising customer expectations of timely distribution and delivery. The team illustrated its ideas live to a panel of industry experts, which effectively focused on three key areas of improvement: logistics and supply chain; onboard carbon capturing and utilization; and vehicle efficiency.
These solutions stood out owing to their practical applicability, namely cost and time effectiveness, positive impact on the social benefit for companies active in this sector, and compliance with industrial interest.