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2015 Contest to Develop Innovative Hydrogen Fueling Station Business Models and Financial Analysis
Registration open until January 16, 2015 for university students worldwide

November 25, 2014 - Today, the Hydrogen Education Foundation announced the 11th annual Hydrogen Student Design Contest, which will challenge student teams to develop business and financing models for hydrogen fueling stations. Finalists will be asked to pitch their plans to investors. Registration for the Contest, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is open at www.hydrogencontest.org until January 16, 2015. Read more >>

DOE Webinar to Showcase Winners of 2014 & Theme of 2015 Hydrogen Student Design Contests 
November 6, 2 PM ET webinar to introduce WSU and Humboldt State team designs, feature 2015 contest theme

November 3, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Energy and Hydrogen Education Foundation have announced a webinar on the 2014 and 2015 Hydrogen Student Design Contest for November 6, 2014 at 2 PM ET, 11 AM PT. The teams from Washington State University and Humboldt State University will present their winning designs. Register now >> or read more >> 

HEF Seeks your Ideas for a Future Student Design Competition
Submit your ideas by July 25, 2014

July 8, 2014 - The Hydrogen Student Design Contest's annual competition has since 2004 reached over 1,000 university-level students worldwide, engaging them in the design of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and business strategies. The students get first hand industry experience, allowing them to consider a career in this expanding clean energy sector, while industry can access a better qualified pool of potential new employees. Read more >>

Washington State University Wins Hydrogen Contest to Design a Drop-In Fueling Station
Washington State University and Humboldt State University Teams Present Winning Designs at ACT Expo 2014 in Long Beach, CA

The winners of the 2013-2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest were announced today at a session of the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo 2014 in Long Beach, CA. The participating teams were challenged to design a transportable, containerized, cost-effective hydrogen fueling station solution for areas of initial low demand. Read more >>

2014 Contest to Design Drop-In Hydrogen Fueling Station
Registration open until January 15, 2014 for university students worldwide

The Hydrogen Education Foundation announced that the 10th annual Hydrogen Student Design Contest will challenge student teams to design a transportable, containerized hydrogen fueling station solution. Registration for the Contest, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is open at www.hydrogencontest.org until January 15, 2014. Read more >>


2015 Sponsors

Department of Energy

National Renewable Energy Lab

Media Partners

California Fuel Cell Partnership

Energy Independence Now

International Association for Hydrogen Energy

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster

About the Contest

Since 2004, the Hydrogen Student Design Contest has challenged multi-disciplinary teams of university students to apply their creativity and academic skills in the areas of design, engineering, economics, environmental science, business and marketing to the hydrogen and fuel cell industries.


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