2016 University Student Contest to Design a Hydrogen Powered Micro-Grid

2016 University Student Contest to Design a Hydrogen Powered Micro-Grid

2016 Contest to Design a Hydrogen Powered Micro-Grid 


WASHINGTON, DC – October 8, 2015 – Today, on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, the Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF) announced the topic of its 2016 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. The HEF is planning to challenge student teams to design a hydrogen powered micro-grid to provide grid support and services, including back-up power for a municipality.

The HEF is actively encouraging industry partners to consider supporting the Contest, and interested parties should contact Emanuel Wagner, Hydrogen Education Foundation at ewagner@ttcorp.com or +1-202-223-5547 x360.

The Contest will challenge multidisciplinary student teams to demonstrate their creativity and academic skills in the areas of design, engineering, economics, and environmental science. In previous years, teams have designed fueling stations, airport systems and green buildings – all using hydrogen. Although the Contest designs are concepts when submitted, previous Grand Prize winning teams have gone on to attract funding for actual development and implementation.

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About the Hydrogen Student Design Contest   

Organized by the Hydrogen Education Foundation, the annual Hydrogen Student Design Contest challenges university-level students to develop innovative solutions to key issues facing the hydrogen and fuel cell industries. The Contest showcases the talents of students in many disciplines, including engineering, architecture, marketing, and entrepreneurship. www.HydrogenContest.org 

About the Hydrogen Education Foundation  

The Hydrogen Education Foundation promotes clean hydrogen energy technologies through student scholarships, innovative national competitions, and educational programs to encourage environmental stewardship, improve energy security, and create green jobs. www.HydrogenEducationFoundation.org


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