Tamagawa Sustainable Chemistry-powered-vehicle Project (TSCP)
At Tamagawa Gakuen and Tamagawa University, solar cars have been produced since 1997 as a part of the "Effective use of Solar Energy" research project. In 2003, Apollondine, a solar hydrogen car that features a new system combining solar and fuel cell batteries, covered 4,000 kilometers across the Australian continent, a challenge that was achieved for the first time in the world. In 2008, we succeeded in generating hydrogen from biofuels and have successfully performed a test run of a four-wheel two-seat hydrogen car that runs by a fuel cell powered electric motor. In addition, the solar hydrogen car team at Tamagawa University continually participates in WGC* and in 2012, has achieved 4 consecutive general wins and 9 consecutive wins in the fuel cell category.
Furthermore, in 2015, the team installed a cowl with low air resistance in the four-wheel two-seat hydrogen car which is being further developed, and has competed in races and placed first in the green fleet category for all divisions in the aforementioned competition. Other activities include lectures and class visits to elementary schools, production of a countdown board using renewable energy, and providing opportunities for children and students to work through environmental and energy problems. This year, our project name will change. Careful attention will particularly be placed on the creation, transportation and storage of Hydrogen energy when considering CO2 and Mg circulation, etc. in an effort to develop a more environmentally sustainable hydrogen powered car.
- WORLD GREEN CHALLENGE SOLAR & FC CAR RALLEY
TRCP (Tamagawa Robot Challenge Project)
By incorporating robot technology into Tamagawa education and exploring effective methods to stimulate students' interest towards science and achieving higher education, the University aims to contribute to society. There are two themes, of which one is to realize the implementation of activities supported by an active student participation in the Robot Competition, and the other which lies ahead, is to develop science and learning materials. The latter, that makes use of the University research assets for the primary and secondary schools, is by all means the more important goal as a project. Aiming to develop an education system that can develop human resources in future science and technology, this project will create a space for robotic activity. By this, the laboratory / University will have the opportunity to provide robotic research and development (R&D) assets to the relevant people. As a result, the staff who develop robot-related teaching methods at Tamagawa University will pursue greater challenges on campus.