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2011 Contest
Residential Fueling with Hydrogen

Winners | Presentations | Standings | The Challenge | Rules | Objectives | The Prize | Judges | Sponsors


Congratulations to University of Waterloo, 2011 Grand Prize Winner!

University of Waterloo TeamThe Grand Prize winning team from the University of Waterloo at the 2011 Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Conference in Washington, D.C. View more photos on Facebook >>





University Award Score Design IJHE Paper
University of Waterloo Grand Prize
883KB PDF  
University of California - Riverside Honorable Mention
1.6MB PDF  
Imperial College London Honorable Mention
3.4MB PDF  
Missouri University of Science and Technology Top Ten Finisher
3.9MB PDF Volume 36, Issue 20, October 2011, Pages 13132–13137
University of the Basque Country Top Ten Finisher
2.7MB PDF  
Kyushu University Top Ten Finisher
18.8MB PDF  
California State University - Los Angeles Top Ten Finisher
1.4MB PDF  
Kiev National University Top Ten Finisher
8.8MB PDF  
Middle East University Top Ten Finisher
1.9MB PDF  
University of Bridgeport Top Ten Finisher


School of Renewable Energy Science Participant
Lovely Professional University Participant
Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology Participant
University of Latvia Participant
University of Michigan Participant
National University of Singapore Participant
Stark State University Participant
SUNY Farmingdale State College Participant
University of Kansas Participant
University of South Carolina Participant
Harvard University Participant
University of Texas - Dallas Participant
University of Tennessee Participant
Wuhan University Participant
Purdue University Participant
University of Delaware Participant


The Challenge

The 2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest challenged university-level students to plan and design a residential hydrogen fueling system.  As a part of their entry, teams developed a technical design; conducted an economic analysis; and developed business, marketing, and public education plans for their systems. The hydrogen technologies and systems you selected for the projects had to be commercially available and possible to implement for practical, real-world use.

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The winners won an expense paid trip to present their design to thousands of individuals in a keynote session of 2011 National Hydrogen Association (NHA) Hydrogen Conference and Expo, between February 13-16, DC.  The package included a $5,000 travel stipend and complimentary hotel rooms and conference registrations for team. (Grand Prize winner only)

They also were given priority consideration for summer internships at participating sponsor organizations (Grand Prize and Honorable Mention winners).  As well as Invitation to the NHA Members Only and Opening Receptions at the 2011 NHA Conference (Grand Prize and Honorable Mention winners)

Students were also invited to present poster designs during the 2011 NHA Conference. Furthermore complimentary hotel accommodations and conference registrations were included as a part of the prize. (Honorable Mention winners)


Objectives and components

Systems had to be integrated into a home, apartment complex, dorm, or other single residential buildings. Students had to choose one type of residential building for their design and determine the specific characteristics of the hydrogen production, compression, storage, and delivery elements of the system. The use of renewable resources to produce the hydrogen was highly encouraged. Students also had to consider all relevant codes and standards when fitting the fueling unit.

For this Contest, student teams were challenged to plan and design the basic elements of residential hydrogen fueling systems and installation. For their entry, teams developed a technical design, address safety and code compliance, conduct an economic analysis; and develop business, marketing, and public education plans for their systems.



  • Michel Archambault, Hydrogenics
  • Dante Bonaquist, Praxair
  • David Cun, Honda
  • Joe Cargnelli, Hydrogenics
  • Fred Jahnke, Fuell Cell Energy, Inc.
  • Amy Manheim, U.S Department of Energy
  • Larry Malthrop, Proton Energy Systems
  • Robert Rochon, Linde
  • Steve Mathison, Honda
  • Ikuya Yamashita, Honda


Event Supporters and Sponsors

  • U.S Department of Energy
  • Chevron
  • Ballard Power Systems
  • California Fuel Cell Partnership


2011 Contest Sponsors
and Supporters

Department of Energy



Proton Energy Systems

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