Hydrogen Student Design Contest Announced

September 3, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy is co-sponsoring a university student contest to design a residential hydrogen fueling system. The 2010-2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest, administered by the Hydrogen Education Foundation, is also sponsored by Proton Energy Systems. 

"Each year, the contest focuses on a key issue in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry," said Kyle Gibeault, Contest Coordinator. "For 2010-2011 we're looking at hydrogen fueling infrastructure from the residential perspective. Based on our experience in past years, I'm confident we will receive some very innovative and thought-provoking entries from the student teams."

The contest is open to both undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. Teams will be tasked with planning and designing a residential hydrogen fueling system for a home, apartment complex, dorm, or other single residential building. As a part of their entry, they will develop a technical design; conduct an economic analysis; and develop business, marketing, and public education plans for their systems.

Contest details, rules, and press release information are available in the 2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Student Information Sheet (PDF 288 KB). Download Adobe Reader.  

The grand-prize-winning team will receive an expenses-paid trip to present their winning entry to thousands of industry professionals in a keynote session at the 2011 National Hydrogen Association Conference and Expo. Students from winning teams will receive priority consideration for summer internships with participating sponsors at supporting organizations, along with other prizes.  

Teams of university students can register to compete by October 15, 2010.

For more information, contact Josh Lieberman, liebermanj@hydrogenassociation.org, Hydrogen Education Foundation, 202.223.5547 x322.