As they always say, kids are our future and Shell definitely hopes that their Eco-marathon events will inspire participating students to eventually join the scientific and engineering fields and help them figure out how to source new energy, efficiently use traditional energy and at the same time solve the growing climate problems.
Graeme Sweeney, vice president of Shell’s Future Fuels and CO2 noted the need for various sources of energy because of the expected surge in demand especially coming from developing countries – where the number of vehicles are expected to double by 2050.
Sweeney said there’s currently a shortage of engineers and scientists but the good news is that more and more young people are now interested in helping solve the global energy and climate change problems.
Maybe Shell might get lucky to get some of these brilliant minds to work for them soon. Check out some of the teams’ vehicles at this year’s Shell Eco-Marathon Americas.
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