Representatives from 23 countries including the US participated in the Chem-E-Car competition which is held annually among mechanical engineering students from across the world.
The competition has four categories of Performance, Poster, Safety, and Creative Drive System. Team members design and construct a chemically powered vehicle within certain size constraints. This vehicle must be designed to also carry a specified cargo.
In addition, the designed cars must be able to carry a specified amount of water. In the propulsion system of these cars, they must use an eco-friendly chemical which produces no visible gas or liquid.
The competition is hosted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), taking place from September 30 to October 5.
AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 50,000 members from over 100 countries.