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Technology Transition Corporation (TTC) provides advocacy and consulting services to the renewable and clean energy industries. Since 1986, we have partnered with companies and built coalitions to advance the development of energy technologies. Our clients include Fortune 100 corporations, start-ups, leading universities, and government agencies.


September 8, 2011

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry Leaders Tap TTC to Run Student Competition for 8th Consecutive Year

Established in 2004 at the request of the U. S. Department of Energy, the Hydrogen Education Foundation’s Hydrogen Student Design Contest showcases the talents of college and university students in many disciplines, including engineering, architecture, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Each year, the Contest is administered by TTC with the assistance of leaders in government and the hydrogen and fuel cell industries.

The 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest challenges university students to utilize local resources to produce biogas to fuel a tri-generation system that yields heat, hydrogen and power.

The students have to plan and design the installation for their University Campus. As a part of their entry, teams will develop a feedstock analysis, technical design, address safety and code compliance, identify end-uses on campus, conduct an economic and environmental analysis, and develop business, marketing, and public education plans for their systems.

In the past, companies like Chevron, Honda, Toyota, Ballard, Proton Energy Systems, and American Wind Power and Hydrogen, LLC have joined The U. S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the International Hydrogen Energy Association to sponsor the contest.

This year's Hydrogen Student Competition is only one of the competitions managed by TTC. The company continues to manage the H-Prize, a program to competitively award cash prizes that will advance the commercial application of hydrogen energy technologies by dramatizing and incentivizing accelerated research.

TTC has also worked to manage the Proton Energy Scholarship, which seeks to fuel the next generation of scientific innovation by recognizing and awarding high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence and promise in the field of science or technology, and who plan to pursue further education in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells.

Find out how we can help manage your competition: call Patrick Serfass at 202-261-1366, or email pserfass@ttcorp.com.