NPROXX sponsors student initiative Ecogenium

NPROXX sponsors student initiative Ecogenium

Ecogenium is a student team from RWTH Aachen University working on hydrogen mobility projects. NPROXX has recently signed a sponsorship contract with the team to support  their current goal: designing, developing and building a hydrogen-powered vehicle to compete in the annual Shell Eco-marathon.

The Eco-marathon is a race in energy optimisation – pitting the world’s brightest prospects against each other to encourage them to go further with clean energy technology. Ecogenium’s Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) will compete in the Shell Eco-marathon, which will be held in Assen, Netherlands, between 31st May and 3rd June 2022. The winner of this event will hold the title of most energy-efficient Urban Concept in Hydrogen.

The contract between NPROXX and Ecogenium was signed during a visit made by Klaus Peter Kopper, Managing Director of NPROXX Jülich GmbH, to the team’s facilities at the University in Aachen. Sebastian Stender, Project Manager at NPROXX and RWTH Aachen graduate, also attended the visit to his alma mater. “Ecogenium is an exciting project involving some very interesting technology,” says Kopper. “Having the team based at Aachen, which closely neighbours both NPROXX sites, means we can provide optimal support to the students in their work with hydrogen.”

“We are very pleased to welcome NPROXX as a sponsor to this initiative,” adds Nikola Viktorov, Co-Team Manager of Ecogenium with his colleague Kristof Scheer. “Without the involvement and partnership of multi-disciplinary energy technology companies, we would not be able to work towards our goal, so we are extremely grateful for support from an inventive company like NPROXX.”

The multidisciplinary team is made up of over 35 students from all over the world, specialising in areas such as mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering and computer science. The individuals involved are studying a variety of degrees at all levels, from Bachelors to Masters to PhDs, and represent the future of the hydrogen industry.

“This project reflects the pioneering, forward-thinking ideology of NPROXX, and is a great example of alternative ways in which we can help to push the industry forward,” concludes Kopper. “We are proud to support an initiative that inspires prospective members of the industry to make a difference with hydrogen and drive towards a sustainable, emission-free world.”

To find out more about Ecogenium, visit their website, or follow their journey on Linkedin. For information on how to contribute to our work in technological innovation in the hydrogen industry, read about careers at NPROXX.