Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2014 finally held in Manila

MANILA, Feb. 7 (PNA) — Shell Eco-marathon, one of the world’s most innovative and challenging student competition that reels of yearly in the Americas, Europe, Asia among others, was finally held in Manila for the first time after it was brought to Asia four years ago.

In partnership with the Philippine government through the Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Energy (DOE) and the City of Manila, the event was held from February 6-9 2014, graced by the presence of former President and Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, Vice Mayor Francisco Moreno and Tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr.

Shell Eco-marathon is a challenge for today’s leaders and future innovators who are passionate about finding smarter solutions to the world’s energy challenge and committed in helping the world meet its growing energy needs in a responsible way.

During the event, the historic Luneta Park in Manila was transformed into a track where more than 100 student teams from 15 countries across Asia and Middle East participated to test and to see for themselves which car can travel the furthest distance using the least amount of energy.

Students, and residents from Manila and guests from other countries enjoyed different interactive displays and exhibits under the Shell Energy Lab.

The event marked many firsts because it was also the first time that the public saw Shell Energy Lab and the first urban track that was brought to Asia after 4 years.

The interactive displays and exhibits that the Shell Energy Lab put up comprise of the Energy Globe Screening Room, Stress Nexus Voting Games, Energy Mix Interactive games, Kinetic Energy Dance Floor, Energy Generators, Malampaya Area, Shell Innovation area, Shell Centennial Area, From Rig to Road Area, Planet You, Mini Eco-marathon and various others.

All the exhibits and displays were aimed at educating the younger generations on the importance of sustainability and innovation for the future of energy, technology and mobility. (PNA)