The Global View

Students win hydrogen car race

Students at the Delft University of Technology won first place in the world’s premiere hydrogen-powered race in Rotterdam.

Formula Zero is the first race competition worldwide that produces pure water as sole emission. The initiative originated to present hydrogen as alternative fuel in an appealing way

Student teams of six leading technical universities in the world have developed their own special vehicles for this contest.

The bodywork of the vehicle is almost completely shaped from Turane resins – one of the latest innovations of DSM Composite Resins. These ‘thermoset urethane’ resins combine the best qualities of epoxies and polyester urethane in one single material.

Edgar van Os, Greenchoice Forze’s team leader: “The DSM products match our desires perfectly. Turane resins flow easily and cure very quickly, so it’s possible to use vacuum infusion to produce large parts that are both extremely light and strong”.