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Some of the brightest young minds in Europe will be competing at the Shell Eco-marathon Europe

Following competitions in Singapore and California, the final race of the Shell-Eco marathon is taking place in Europe, the home of hydrogen-powered buses, trains and many other light-house projects.

Some of the best and brightest young minds in Europe will be competing at the Shell Eco-marathon Europe, hosted in London from July 5-8 and co-sponsored by the Linde Group. Thousands of students from across Europe will be competing to see which of their self-built, energy-efficient cars can travel the furthest on just one litre of fuel.

Hydrogen has a significant potential to power entire economies and many new applications came to the market in recent years. “Some of the most exciting developments have been in public transport,” says Thomas Schaefer, Marketing Manager for Linde’s Hydrogen and Mobility Solutions Team. “More and more communities are swapping their diesel-fuelled buses for hydrogen fleets. Cologne and Aberdeen have really led the way with this, but more and more cities are following in their footsteps.”

For a full version of the interview with Thomas Schaefer, visit the website of Linde’s UK subsidiary, BOC.