2010-2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Theme Announced

University students worldwide can register to compete in the design of a residential hydrogen fueling system

Washington, D.C. - September 1, 2010 - The Hydrogen Education Foundation announced residential fueling with hydrogen as the contest theme for the 2010-2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. This year's Contest is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and Proton Energy Systems. Teams of university students worldwide can now register to compete at www.hydrogencontest.org.

"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."

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, teams will develop a technical design; conduct an economic analysis; and develop business, marketing, and public education plans for their systems.

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 also receive priority consideration for summer internships at participating sponsors at supporting organizations. A full description of prize packages can be found online at www.HydrogenContest.org

Registration for the Contest is open until October 15, 2010. Official rules and guidelines for the Contest will be posted on the website in the next two weeks.

For more information on the Contest, please contact:

Josh Lieberman, Hydrogen Education Foundation
202.223.5547 x322

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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 is the charitable, education-focused arm of the National Hydrogen Association which administers three hallmark programs: the H2 & You outreach program, the Hydrogen Student Design Contest, and the H-Prize Competition. www.HydrogenEducationFoundation.org

About the National Hydrogen Association
The National Hydrogen Association (NHA) is the premier hydrogen trade organization led by over 100 companies dedicated to supporting the transition to hydrogen. Efforts are focused on education and outreach, policy, safety and codes and standards. Since 1989, the NHA has served as a catalyst for information exchange and cooperative projects and continues to provide the setting for mutual support among industry, research and government organizations. The NHA Hydrogen Conference and Expo is the largest hydrogen conference in the U.S. and the longest-running annual hydrogen conference in the world. www.HydrogenAssociation.org

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