Low Carbon Technology Competition Final

4 May 2011, 5.00 PM - 4 May 2011, 5.00 PM

Lecture Theatre 1.15, Queen's Building

Final of the Low Carbon South West Undergraduate Research Project Competition


Lecture Theatre 1.15, Queen's Building

Featuring presentations from 3 undergraduate student finalists who have conducted research projects linked to low carbon technologies. The event will also include a presentation from Bristol's Aeolus Wind Powered Vehicle Team on preparations for the 2011 Aeolus race in Holland, where they will race their custom-designed wind turbine driven vehicle against teams from across the globe.

Sponsored by Vestas and in association with Low Carbon South West, the Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, the University of Bristol, the University of Bath and the University of the West of England.

All welcome to attend

17:00-17:30: Networking and Refreshments

17:30-19:00: Low Carbon Technology Presentations

17:30-17:50: Contra-Rotating Wind Turbines for an Urban Environment

David Green, University of Bristol (Finalist 1)

17:50-18:10: Variable Speed Supercharging to Enhance Vehicle Efficiency in the Automotive Industry

Adam Warburton, University of Bath (Finalist 2)

18:10-18:30: Performance of an earth tube system when used to meet building cooling requirements

Tom Hopton, University of the West of England (Finalist 3)

18:30-18:50: The Aeolus Wind Powered Vehicle: The story so far and challenges ahead

An overview of Bristol's interdisciplinary project to design and build a wind turbine powered vehicle for the international Aeolus race. The presentation will cover the team's experience at last year's race in Denmark and their current efforts to develop an improved entry for the August 2011 event in Holland. Bristol Aeolus Team Website

18:50-19:00: Competition Results and Award Ceremony  


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