ASU team showcases hydrogen-powered vehicle in Chem-E-Car championship

Chem-E-Car national championship

A team of Arizona State University engineering students advised by Sustainability Scientist César Torres finished in eighth place among 35 teams that competed recently in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Chem-E-Car national championship.

The competition requires students to design and build a small vehicle powered by a chemical source.

The ASU team produced a vehicle – named Hydrospark – powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell, with an electronic system to control speed, and using a chemical-reaction process to stop the car.

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