Sustainability and new energy took centre stage yesterday during the anniversary edition of the TransFuture Festival at the EnTranCe testing ground. This anniversary edition saw an extremely comprehensive and varied programme for visitors, which offered plenty of scope for interaction with the public. Despite yesterday's heavy rain, the majority of the programme was well attended by enthusiastic and interested visitors.
Students of Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS), University of Groningen and Noorderpoort will be competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia for the first time, with their own uniquely built and designed solar car called 'Top Dutch Solar Racing'. In the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, student teams race 3,000 kilometres across Australia in solar cars.
On Wednesday 12 June, the EnTranCe energy testing ground at Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen will be home for the fifth year running to the TransFuture Festival, which is all about new forms of energy. The diverse programme includes lectures and workshops as well as an innovation market where businesses, government bodies and knowledge institutes demonstrate their activities to address the issue of new energy. The festival will also see the Top Dutch Solar Racing Team solar car on their way to Australia.
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