We and Our Mission

TFC – Técnico Fuel Cell is a recent team of engineering students from Instituto Superior Técnico with the purpose to develop vehicles focused on sustainability, innovation, and efficiency.

We are a multidisciplinary team that, besides developing all the systems and solutions related to our prototype, promotes, studies, and develops the role that clean hydrogen can play in other parts of the economy. Our objective is to use hydrogen fuel cells to fuel the electrical powertrain of the car and participate internationally in Shell Eco-Marathon. This is a renowned competition that incites students like us to become more eco-conscious. As a team, we are developing a prototype vehicle for the Urban Concept category, consisting of a small dimension “city” car that can fit one person.

Even with the pandemic situation, we never stopped searching for our goal, continuing with the hard work, but remotely. Proof of this was our participation in the virtual competition Pitch the Future Shell Eco-Marathon where we were able to reach the Top 5 of the Europe and Africa regions in the “Decarbonizing the Home Mini-challenge with Shell Energy”.