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Hydrogen CHP is theme for 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

The theme for the 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest is 'Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power'. The contest challenges students to design a trigeneration system that yields heat, hydrogen, and power while utilizing local resources.

The 8th annual Hydrogen Student Design Contest is organized by the Hydrogen Education Foundation in Washington, DC with support from the US Department of Energy.

Registration for the Contest is open until November 1, for teams of university students worldwide. The official rules and Contest guidelines are available on the website.

‘Each year, the Contest taps into the creativity and problem-solving skills of today’s students, to design a hydrogen and fuel cell system that will improve the world we live in,’ says Jeff Serfass, President of the Hydrogen Education Foundation.

‘This school year, we’re excited to see how students use renewable biogas to create heat, hydrogen, and electricity in an ultra efficient design,’ continues Serfass. ‘We expect an impressive group of top universities and students from around the world to rise to this year’s challenge.’

The Contest gives student teams the opportunity to demonstrate their talents in engineering, architecture, marketing, and entrepreneurship. In previous years, teams have designed fueling stations, airport systems, and green buildings – all using hydrogen.

The 2012 Contest is also supported by the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE), which will publish the winning entries in its journal, and the World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 (WHEC2012).

The Grand Prize winning team will receive an expenses-paid trip to present the winning entry to industry professionals in a session at WHEC2012 in Toronto, Canada next June.

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