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For the third year, Huron Alloys was a very proud supporter of the Northern Collegiate Eco-team challenge, and this local high school was the only Canadian high school to compete in this years Shell Eco Marathon.

The competition which challenges students from across North and South America to build hyper fuel-efficient vehicles was held in Sonoma, California in April 2018. Our students placed an impressive 15th out of 37 teams in their division. Not bad when you’re up against university teams from across two continents.

Huron Alloys supplied all of the materials required to build the hyper fuel-efficient vehicle fully designed and built from top to bottom by the students.

“We’re already planning next years competition, even though it’s going to be a different team, ” says team leader Maria Peregoudov. “You see so many different kinds of technology that you may have never thought to do on your own vehicle. The great thing about that competition is that everyone is competing against each other to have the best mileage, however, most importantly what you’re there for is everyone is still working together for the common goal of fuel efficiency.”

And you can bet Huron Alloys will be on board again next year to help these young local kids achieve that goal.

For more information about the project visit www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/shell-ecomarathon/americas.html