U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies Office

University of Waterloo Wins 2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

February 23, 2011

The University of Waterloo has won the Hydrogen Education Foundation’s 2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest for the fifth time in the six-year history of the contest. The contest, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is aligned with DOE's efforts to encourage innovation and student participation and challenge university students to develop innovative solutions to key issues facing the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. 

This year, teams created design concepts for residential hydrogen fueling systems. The contest theme, “Residential Fueling with Hydrogen,” addresses the challenge of fueling infrastructure development by focusing on concepts for small-scale hydrogen production.

Contest participants included 50 teams of university students from 17 countries. Imperial College London and University of California Riverside were awarded honorable mentions. The winning team, four students from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, presented their design during a keynote session at the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy 2011 conference. Held annually in Washington, D.C., this event draws hundreds of attendees representing every facet of the hydrogen industry.

Visit the Hydrogen Student Design Contest website to learn more about the contest and how to get involved.