54 Teams Make Up Final Field for Hydrogen Student Design Contest

Universities from 19 countries represented in competition

WASHINGTON, DC - Team registration for the 2010-2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest, Residential Fueling with Hydrogen, closed yesterday at 11:59PM ET.

The final field for the Contest includes 54 teams from 19 countries and five continents. Among the registrants in this year's field are:

• 10 teams from the top 50 engineering schools in the world 1
• Seven teams from the top 20 engineering schools in the U.S. 2
• 2008 and 2010 Grand Prize Winner Missouri University of Science and Technology
• 2009 Grand Prize Winner University of Waterloo
• Numerous universities from prior Contests
Honda, a leading developer of home hydrogen refueling technologies, has also joined the Contest as a sponsoring organization. Honda joins the U.S. Department of Energy, Proton Energy Systems, International Association for Hydrogen Energy, and Praxair as supporters of the Contest.

The winners of this year's Contest will be announced in February at Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy 2011 (formerly known as the NHA Hydrogen Conference and Expo). To learn more about the Contest and view the full list of participating teams visit www.HydrogenContest.org.

For more information on the Contest, please contact:

Josh Lieberman, Hydrogen Education Foundation
202.223.5547 x322

1 - U.S. News and World Report, 2010 World's Best Universities: Engineering
2 - U.S. News and World Report, 2010 Best Engineering Schools: U.S.


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 iadministers three hallmark programs: the H2 & You outreach program, the Hydrogen Student Design Contest, and the H-Prize Competition. www.HydrogenEducationFoundation.org

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