Team Smart Car MCS from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Students from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia have won the Shell Ideas360 award at Shell’s Make the Future event in London on Thursday. Herman Amrullah, Sholahuddin Alayyubi, and Thya Laurencia Benedita Araujo of Smart Car MCS won-over the judges in the final of Shell Ideas360 – a competition that challenges students around the world to develop ideas to help meet the energy, water and food needs of a growing global population.

Five finalist teams, selected from more than 1,100 competition entries, gathered in London’s Olympic Park to pitch their ideas to the judges. The winning idea involved using the heat from car exhaust fumes to break down plastic waste and turn it into fuel, helping to turn a waste product into clean energy. The other finalists also came up with innovative ideas that have the potential to change the world including using feathers to help absorb toxins from waste water to reduce its impact on the environment and potentially offer a way to deliver clean water to areas of need.

Smart Car MCS are worthy winners of the Shell Ideas360 award, but all the finalists should feel proud of their ideas,” said Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell. “Meeting the future energy needs of global society will take much imagination and cooperation across generations. This new generation of innovators are rising to the challenge.”

The competition lasted over nine months, and included a number of stages and an intensive review process.

Smart Car MCS said of their involvement, “Being part of Shell Ideas360 has been an amazing experience, we’ve learnt so much, and we’re really thankfull to Shell and all those who supported and believed in us.”

For the chance to collaborate with like-minded students worldwide, receive practical career advice and mentoring, students can register here for Shell Ideas360 2018-2019. Click to find out more information about Make the Future.