SIT Automotive and Engineering staff and students got to check out the way of the future in fuel technology for vehicles this week, with the displaying of a hydrogen car which was at the Invercargill campus on Tuesday 23rd November.
The viewing was part of the Murihiku Regeneration Science and Innovation Wānanga, who are touring Invercargill schools this week, giving them the opportunity to experience hydrogen technology. Hyundai New Zealand showcased a hydrogen-fuelled car alongside University of Otago staff - Prof Sally Brooker, Dr Dave Warren and assistants, who demonstrated a hydrogen electrolyser and fuel cell.
Doug Rodgers, SIT’s Head of Faculty - Trades and Technology, said the entire faculty has a sustainable practice focus at all levels of their teaching; alternative energy and fuel technology plays a big part in this focus.
“Obviously hydrogen power generation for vehicles is a promising area to be exposed to, this is of great interest to our Automotive and Engineering students.”
“The visit was for the benefit of our staff and students, and a timely opportunity to see new technologies which align with our sustainable practice teaching and alternative energy research,” added Mr Rodgers.