UVM AERO Hybrid – Receives UVM CEF Project Award
- By Dawn Marie Densmore
“CleanSpeed”, a zero emission racecar, to be designed, built and raced by students from UVM's Alternative Energy Racing Organization (AERO), is one of four projects chosen by the UVM Clean Energy Fund (CEF) for research related to renewable energy, education, and infrastructure. The AERO team consists of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and business administration undergraduate students.
The Clean Energy Fund generates funds from a $10 self-assessed fee paid by undergraduate and graduate students each semester. These funds total $225,000 per year and will provide nearly $102,000 to the winning environmentally friendly projects selected by the CEF committee for 2011-12. The GreenSpeed project has been awarded $38,200. The other three winning projects are: the Clean Greenhouse Energy at Miller Farm, Virtualized Desktop Lab at Kalkin Hall, and Compost Power for Slade Hall Greenhouse.
This May, AERO will compete, with their Gen 3 hybrid racecar, GreenSpeed, at the 2012 Formula Hybrid International Competition. A total of 39 teams from around the world are registered to compete. If you are interested in helping the team, please contact AERO at firstname.lastname@example.org or their faculty advisor, Dr. Jeff Frolik, at email@example.com.
For more information on the CEF Projects visit: http://www.uvm.edu/sustain/news-events/news/cef-awards-102k-to-four-projects-for-2011-2012