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Amsterdam: Hydrogen-Powered Efficiency

Laurens van Mulukom, a mechanical engineering student at Hogeschool van Amsterdam, talked about why hydrogen is “one of the most innovative fuels to work with,” at Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2012 in Rotterdam. With this year’s competition that ended Saturday taking place on its home country’s soil, Team H2A was proud to achieve a new Dutch efficiency record for a hydrogen vehicle. The team’s fuel cell system with supercapacitors propelled the vehicle 261 kilometers (162.1 miles) per kilowatt-hour. That is the equivalent of more than 2,300 kilometers per liter (5,460 miles per gallon.)

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Hogeschool Amsterdam's H2A vehicle. Photo courtesy Shell Eco-marathon