UPDATE: Congratulations to Alamat UP, Global Winner of the virtual Shell Eco-marathon! “Shell Eco-marathon is a global student engineering competition hopes to power progress by creating a platform where students can share their innovative solutions in the field of energy efficiency. Together, let’s support our young Filipino engineers. Together, let’s keep moving the Philippines forward.” A summary of Alamat UP’s globally recognized prototype can be found here: https://go.shell.com/3n7rfYJ

The UP College of Engineering is proud of Alamat UP’s Team CERO who made it to the finals of Shell’s Pitch the Future Competition – a series of competitions where student teams from all over the world contend to solve real-world energy challenges. This program is part of the virtual league integrated into the Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) program.

“We congratulate Alamat UP from the University of the Philippines-Diliman for making the finals of our inaugural Pitch the Future competition. Our judges were hugely impressed by the great energy, innovative thinking, and creativity that the team brought to the competition,” says Shell SEM Global Manager, Norman Koch.

The team of Alamat UP, which includes nine students studying a range of disciplines, is one of three groups that made it to the global finals of the ‘Tracking and Reducing CO2 Emissions from Vehicles’ challenge supported by Microsoft.

Shell said that for this specific test, the team designed the CO2 Emission Reduction Operation (CERO) mobile application, which helps users track both fuel consumption and resulting emissions. Users, through the said app, omitted the need to install external sensors. The program was used to analyze their own behavior when it comes to carbon emission and provides “eco-driving” suggestions that help cut costs on fuel costs, which in turn, reduces carbon footprint.

A total of more than 130 teams submitted entries for one or more Pitch the Future challenges, but it is now down to 3 countries – the Philippines, USA, and Turkey. The winners will be announced by December 11, 2020.

UPD is encouraged to participate and support the team in the online voting which will comprise 23 percent of the final score.  The voting period is from Nov. 19 (7 p.m.) until Nov. 24 (7:59 a.m.)!

Vote for Alamat UP’s Team CERO!!! Voting period is open until November 24 at 7:59 AM so VOTE NOW! Your vote matters!

Voting Mechanics:

1️⃣ Visit https://tinyurl.com/CeroToHero.
2️⃣ Click “Vote Now”! Choose Alamat UP, then click “Vote”.
3️⃣ Enter your name and email address. Accept voting rules and terms and conditions. Then select “Continue”.
4️⃣ Share, tweet, and encourage others to vote!

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Take a screenshot of your vote and fill out the form tinyurl.com/VoteForCERO so we can track our partners’ votes.


More information on Team Alamat UP and the Shell Pitch the Future can be found below: